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Frequently Asked Questions Veterans

How do I determine if I am eligible for veterans’ preference?

In general, veterans' preference eligibility is based on dates of active duty service, receipt of a campaign badge, Purple Heart, or a service-connected disability.  Only veterans discharged or released from active duty in the armed forces under honorable conditions (honorable or general discharge) are eligible for veterans' preference.  If you are not sure of your preference eligibility, visit

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