Military / Veterans Resources

Military Help
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Here are some free resources, good luck.

http://www.opm.gov/staffingportal/vetguide.asp

http://www.military.com/benefits/content/veteran-benefits/veterans-emplo...

Five points are added to the passing examination score or rating of a veteran who served:
During a war; or
During the period April 28, 1952 through July 1, 1955; or
For more than 180 consecutive days, other than for training, any part of which occurred after January 31, 1955, and before October 15, 1976; or
During the Gulf War from August 2, 1990, through January 2, 1992; or
For more than 180 consecutive days, other than for training, any part of which occurred during the period beginning September 11, 2001, and ending on the date prescribed by Presidential proclamation or by law as the last day of Operation Iraqi Freedom; or
In a campaign or expedition for which a campaign medal has been authorized. Any Armed Forces Expeditionary medal or campaign badge, including El Salvador, Lebanon, Grenada, Panama, Southwest Asia, Somalia, and Haiti, qualifies for preference.

10-Point Preference
Ten points are added to the passing examination score of:
A veteran who served any time and who (1) has a present service- connected disability or (2) is receiving compensation, disability retirement benefits, or pension from the military or the Department of Veterans Affairs. Individuals who received a Purple Heart qualify as disabled veterans.
An unmarried spouse of certain deceased veterans, a spouse of a veteran unable to work because of a service-connected disability, and
A mother of a veteran who died in service or who is permanently and totally disabled.

Applicants claiming 10-point preference must complete form SF-15

Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA)
Under the VRA, a you can be appointed to a white -collar position through GS 11 without having to compete with other applicants.
The VRA is open to you if you are a disabled veteran who served on active duty during a war or major campaign and you have left the service under honorable conditions within three years.

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