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Frequently Asked Questions Veterans

What is 0-point preference and who is eligible?

0-point preference is a category for veterans released or discharged from active duty from the armed forces, after August 29, 2008, by reason of a “sole survivorship discharge.”

 No points are added to the passing score or rating of a veteran who is the only surviving child in a family in which the father or mother or one or more siblings:

  1. Served in the armed forces, and
  2. Was killed, died as a result of wounds, accident, or disease, is in a captured or missing in action status, or is permanently 100 percent disabled or hospitalized on a continuing basis (and is not employed gainfully because of the disability or hospitalization), where
  3. The death, status, or disability did not result from the intentional misconduct or willful neglect of the parent or sibling and was not incurred during a period of unauthorized absence.
The veteran must have been discharged under an honorable or general discharge.

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