To receive the Connecticut Veterans Wartime Service Medal, the veteran must submit documentation (DD-214 or pre 1950 WG AGO Discharge certificate) of the following to the DVA:
- Qualifying military service:
- 90 or more days of active federal wartime service, unless the war or operation lasted less than 90 days; or
- Any member of any reserve component of the armed forces (including the National Guard) who served during a period of war and was honorably discharged from active duty or was honorably discharged from a reserve component and who was a resident of this state at the time he or she was serving in such reserve component during a period of war or is domiciled in this state on the date of such award.
- Characterization of Discharge:
- Honorable discharge,
- Discharge under honorable conditions, or
- Discharge due to injuries received in the line of duty.
- Connecticut Residency:
- Proof of current residency in Connecticut, or
- Proof that veteran was a resident at the time of qualifying wartime service.