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I’m in the National Guard, am I eligible for VA benefits?

Yes. National Guard and Reserve members may qualify for a VA home loan. According to VA.gov, National Guard and Reserve members must meet one of the following conditions:

  • You have six years of service in the Selected Reserve, AND
    • Were discharged honorably, OR
    • Were placed on the retired list, OR
    • Were transferred to the Standby Reserve or an element of the Ready Reserve other than the Selected Reserve after service characterized as honorable, OR
  • You continues to serve in the Selected Reserve longer than six years, OR
  • You served for 90 days or more on active duty during a wartime period, OR
  • You were discharged or released from active duty for a service-connected disability

To learn more about VA mortgages, visit our VA home loans resource page.

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