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Frequently Asked Questions Veterans

I served on active duty in the armed forces. Am I able to claim veterans' preference when applying for Federal jobs?

Maybe.  Not all veterans are considered veterans for the purpose of Federal civilian employment under title 5 United States Code section 2108 and not all active duty service qualifies for veterans' preference. Veterans' preference is based on dates of active duty service, receipt of campaign badges or Purple Heart, or having a service-connected disability. Visit for additional information on veterans’ preference.

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