Benefit Period [Veterans' Relief] Law and Legal Definition

According to 38 CFR 21.5021 [Title 38 -- Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief; Chapter I -- Department of Veterans Affairs; Part 21 -- Vocational Rehabilitation and Education; Subpart G -- Post-Vietnam Era Veterans' Educational Assistance Under 38 U.S.C. Chapter 32; General], benefit period means:

“(1) For a course leading to a standard college degree:

(i) The entire enrollment period certified by the school; or

(ii) That period of time from the beginning of an enrollment period until the end of the individual's delimiting period; or

(iii) That period of time from the beginning of an enrollment period to the date on which the individual's contributions in the fund are exhausted, whichever is the shortest.”