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The term "covered or eligible veteran" means a person who:
served on active duty for other than training for a period of more than 180 days and was discharged or released there from with other than a dishonorable discharge; OR was discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected disability; OR as a member of a reserve component served, under orders, on active duty during a period of war or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge is authorized and was discharged or released from such duty with other than a dishonorable discharge.
Ref: Title 38 U. S. C. 4211(4)(A) (B) (C)
The term "covered or eligible person" is:
the spouse of any person who died of a service connected disability, the spouse of a member of the Armed forces who has for more than ninety days been listed as missing in action or as a prisoner of war, OR the spouse of any person who has a total and permanent disability resulting from a service connected disability or the spouse of a veteran who died while such a disability was in existence.
Ref: Title 38 U. S. C. 4101(5)(A) (B) (C)
The term "Active Duty" means:
full time duty in the Armed Forces, other than active duty for training.
Ref: Title 38 U. S. C. 101 (21) (A)
The term "Active Duty for Training" means:
full-time duty in the Armed Forces performed by Reserves for training purposes; in the case of members of the Army National Guard or Air National Guard of any State, full-time duty under section 316, 502, 503, 504, or 505 of title 32, or the prior corresponding provisions of law; duty performed by a member of a Senior Reserve Officers' Training Corps program when ordered to such duty for the purpose of training or a practice cruise under chapter 103 of title 10 for a period of not less than four weeks and which must be completed by the member before the member is commissioned; and authorized travel to or from such duty. The term does not include duty performed as a temporary member of the Coast Guard Reserve.
Ref: Title 38 U. S. C. 101 (22) (A) (C) (D) (E)