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Trying to determine if I would be eligible va benefits.

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Trying to determine if I would be eligible for any va benefits. In 1981 I joined the US Marines Reserve program. Completed basic and mso training then transferred to active reserve status in Dallas. After 4 years went into inactive reserve status for 2 years. Even though is was inactive, I was obligated to report for duty if called up.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Military Law
Expert:  Marsha411JD replied 2 years ago.
Hello,Thank you for the information and your question. In order to assist you I will need a bit more information. When you say you were "active" reserve status, do you mean selected Reserve where you were drilling once a month? Or, were you on active-duty? Also, did you enlist prior to, or after October 16, 1981? Finally, what specific VA benefits are you asking about?