History of US Military and Veteran Assistance

Events in Veteran Assistance

First Federal Pension Legislation

6/1/1789

Revolutionary War Pension Act of 1818

6/1/1818

Bureau of Pensions Established

6/1/1833

The General Pension Act of 1862 Passed

6/1/1862

National Asylum for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers created

6/1/1865

Consolidation Act Passed

6/1/1873

Dependent Pension Act of 1890 passed

6/1/1890

Veteran's Bureau Created

6/1/1921

World War Adjusted Compensation Act Passed

5/19/1924

Bonus Army March

6/15/1932 - 7/28/1932

Second Bonus Army March

5/1/1933 - 6/1/1933

Adjusted Compensation Payment Act Passed

1/27/1936

Disabled Veterans' Rehabilitation Act of 1943 passed

6/1/1943

Serviceman's Readjustment Act (GI Bill) Passed

6/22/1944

Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1952

6/1/1952

Confederate Soldiers pardoned and granted benefits

6/1/1958

Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act Passed

6/1/1974

Emergency Veterans' Job Training Act of 1983

6/1/1983

Veterans' Health Care Act of 1992

6/1/1992

Veterans' Home Loan Program Amendments passed

6/1/1992

Center for Women Veterans established

11/1/1994

Veterans Educational Assistance Act Passed

6/30/2008

Wars with US Involvement

American Revolutionary War

4/19/1775 - 9/3/1783

American Civil War

4/12/1861 - 5/9/1865

World War I

7/28/1914 - 11/11/1918

World War II

9/1/1939 - 9/2/1945

Korean War

6/25/1950 - 7/27/1953

Vietnam War

11/1/1955 - 4/30/1975

Gulf War

8/2/1990 - 2/28/1991

War on Terror (Iraq War)

10/7/2001 - 2/1/2013