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Hello, I was honorably discharged (DD FORM 256N) on 16-Aug-01. Type of Discharge and Authority: HONORABLE; MILPERSMAN 1910-104. Does this entitle me to a VA home loan?
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Thank you for trusting your question to JA today. I am a licensed attorney with over a decade of law practice and over 20 years of experience in the legal field. I’m happy to be of assistance.

Having an honorable discharge is certainly part of it, but another part is the type of service (active vs. reserve or guard).

You have to meet the minimum service requirements, which is at least 24 months or the full period of your active duty call to service (if reserve or guard) of at least 90 days.

if you were always guard or reserve, you must have had at least 6 years of service.

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