Continuous Service 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], continuous service means

(1) Active duty served without interruption. A complete separation from active duty service will interrupt the continuity of active duty service.

(2) Time lost while on active duty will not interrupt the continuity of service. Time lost includes, but is not limited to, excess leave, noncreditable time and not-on-duty time.