Participating departments give candidates who claim Veterans Preference extra points in their ranking system.
Veterans Preferences is defined as:
|Veteran||a person separated under honorable conditions who has served on active duty for at least 181 days, or honorably discharged by reason of disability incurred while on active duty|
|Disabled Veteran||a veteran having a compensable service connected disability as adjudicated by the U.S. Veterans Administration or the retirement board of one of the branches of the Armed Forces, which disability is currently existing.|
|Spouse of deceased veteran|||
|Spouse of disabled veteran||who is unable to use preference due to disability.|
If you elect to use a veteran’s preference, you are strongly encouraged to attach a copy of your DD214 form.