Veterans Preference Points and Other Information

“Veteran" is defined as a person who has been discharged or released from active-duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions or who has completed full-time active duty training for a period of more than ninety (90) consecutive days as a member of the National Guard or Military Reserves.​​

Veterans who meet the eligibility requirements may receive up to ten (10) preference points added to their final scores. Five (5) points will be added to a final passing examination score of any person who meets any one (1) of the following conditions:

  • Served on active duty anytime
  • Was a reservist called to active duty and served for more than ninety (90) days
  • Was a reservist who entered active duty and 

                 Received a campaign badge or expeditionary medal or
                 Is a disabled veteran or
                 Completed twenty-four (24) months of continuous active duty or the full period called or ordered to active duty or was discharged under 10 U.S.C. 1171 or for hardship under 10 U.S.C. 1173 and received or was entitled to receive a campaign badge or expeditionary medal.

An additional five (5) points for a total of ten (10) 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 Veterans Administration, dated within the  last six (6) months and indicating disability that the individual is currently receiving disability compensation for a service-connected disability.

Applicants claiming Veterans Preference points MUST provide a copy of their Member 4 DD214 from. If you would like assistance in determining your eligibility, call our office at (304) 558-3950.

Additional Information For Veterans​

The United States Department of Veterans Affairs has information available on the Veteran Rapid Retraining Assistance Program (VRRAP). This program assists eligible unemployed veterans between the ages of thirty-five (35) and sixty (60). For more information on this program, click here.

WV Department of Veterans Assistance, State Benefits & Programs

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Effective June 9, 2023​