Veterans who meet the eligibility requirements may receive up to 10 preference points added to their final scores, according to the following conditions. Please read through the information and then use our Veterans Preference Points Calculator at the end to help determine if you have qualifying service. Five points will be added to a final passing examination score of any person who meets any ONE of the following conditions:
An additional five points will be added to the final score of a veteran who received a Purple Heart Award or has a compensable, service-connected disability. A Purple Heart Award must be verified by the veteran’s DD-214 Form. The disability must be verified by a letter from the Veteran's Administration, dated within the last six months and indicating that the individual is currently receiving disability compensation for a service-connected disability. To use our calculator to estimate your eligibility for Veterans Preference Points, click here. Applicants claiming Veteran's Preference points MUST provide a copy of their DD214 Form. If you would like assistance in determining your eligibility, call our office at 304-558-3950 extension 1.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR VETERANS:
The United States Department of Veterans Affairs has information available on the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP). This program assists eligible unemployed veterans between the ages of 35 and 60. For more information on this program, click here.