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Frequently Asked Questions Veterans

What are the criteria for VEOA eligibility?

To be eligible for a VEOA appointment, your latest discharge must be issued under honorable conditions (this means an honorable or general discharge), AND you must be either:

  • a preference eligible (defined in title 5 U.S.C. 2108(3)), OR

  • a veteran who substantially completed 3 or more years of active service.

Preference eligible under VEOA includes those family members entitled to derived preference.

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