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Veterans Preference (VP) Benefits

Program Description

Veterans who are disabled or who served on active duty in the armed forces during certain recognized periods, or in military campaigns, are entitled to preference over other qualified candidates from competitive lists of eligible applicants. They are also provided protection for retention consideration during reductions in force (RIFs). Veterans preference entitles veterans to employment preference for most Federal civil service jobs.

General Program Requirements

Veterans who are disabled or who served on active duty in the armed forces during certain recognized periods, or in military campaigns, are entitled to preference over other qualified candidates from competitive lists of eligible applicants.

To determine eligibility, please use the Veterans' Preference Advisor.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

For more information, see the Program Contact Information below.

Program Contact Information

Contact the Veterans Employment and Training Service (VETS) office nearest you, which is listed in the phone book under United States Government, U. S. Department of Labor.