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Frequently Asked Questions Veterans

Who determines eligibility for veterans' preference?

Congress determines eligibility for veterans’ preference through law in title 5, United States Code, Section 2108 ( 5 USC 2108). However, the Federal agency to which a veteran applies for employment will adjudicate claims for veterans’ preference.  The agency will request a copy of your DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, or other acceptable documentation in order to adjudicate claims for veterans' preference

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