Do veterans receive hiring preference?
Veteran’s Hiring Preference
Certain recruitments allow applicants to claim 5 or 10 points for veteran’s preference, as follows:
• 5 points veteran’s preference may be awarded to honorably separated veterans who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces:
1. During the period December 7, 1941 to July 1,1955; or
2. For more than 180 consecutive days, any part of which occurred after January 31, 1955, and before October 15, 1976; or
3. During the Gulf War from August 2, 1990 through January 2, 1992; or
4. In the campaign or expedition for which a campaign medal has been authorized, including El Salvador, Grenada, Haiti, Lebanon, Panama, Somalia, Southwest Asia, Bosnia and the Global War on Terrorism.

• 10 points veteran’s preference may be awarded to:
1. A veteran who served any time and who (1) has a present service-connected disability or (2) is receiving compensation, disability retirement benefits, or pensioner from the military or the Department of Veterans Affairs. Individuals who received a Purple Heart qualify as disabled veterans.
2. An unmarried spouse of certain deceased veterans, a spouse of a veteran unable to work because of a service-connected disability, and
3. A mother of a veteran who died in service or who is permanently and totally disabled.

Applicants claiming 5 points must submit a copy of their DD-214. Applicants claiming 10 points must submit an official statement from the Veterans Administration or armed service dated within the past 6 months which confirms their qualification to receive 10 points preference. Spouses or widows must also submit evidence of marriage and, as applicable, veteran’s death.

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