38 USC 1101 - Definitions
Sec. 1101. DefinitionsFor the purposes of this chapter—
(1) The term "veteran" includes a person who died in the active military, naval, or air service.
(2) The term "period of war" includes, in the case of any veteran—
(A) any period of service performed by such veteran after November 11, 1918, and before July 2, 1921, if such veteran served in the active military, naval, or air service after April 5, 1917, and before November 12, 1918; and
(B) any period of continuous service performed by such veteran after December 31, 1946, and before July 26, 1947, if such period began before January 1, 1947.
(3) The term "chronic disease" includes—
Ulcers, peptic (gastric or duodenal)
and such other chronic diseases as the Secretary may add to this list.
(4) The term "tropical disease" includes—
and such other tropical diseases as the Secretary may add to this list.
Last modified: July 21, 2011