Break in Service Law and Legal Definition

According to 38 CFR 9.1 (Title 38 - Pensions, Bonuses, And Veterans' Relief; Chapter I - Department Of Veterans Affairs; Part 9 - Service members' Group Life Insurance And Veterans' Group Life Insurance), the term break in service means “the situation(s) in which: (1) A member terminates duty or obligation to perform duty in one service and enters on duty or assumes the obligation to perform duty in another uniformed service, regardless of the length of time intervening.

(2) A member reenters on duty or resumes an obligation to perform duty as a Reserve in the same uniformed service and 1 calendar day or more has elapsed following termination of the prior period of duty or obligation to perform duty.”