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Veteran Status Descriptions

Veteran of the Vietnam-Era

Means a person who: (i) served on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service for a period of more than 180 days, and who was discharged or released there from with other than a dishonorable discharge, if any part of such active duty was performed: (A) in the Republic of Vietnam between February 28, 1961, and May 7, 1975; or (B) between August 5, 1964, and May 7, 1975, in all other cases; or (ii) was discharged or released from active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service for a service connected disability if any part of such active duty was performed (A) in the Republic of Vietnam between February 28, 1961, and May 7, 1975; or (B) between August 5, 1964, and May 7, 1975, in any other location.

Special Disabled Veteran

Means (i) a veteran of the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service who is entitled to compensation (or who but for the receipt of military retired pay would be entitled to compensation) under laws administered by the Department of Veterans' Affairs for a disability (A) rated at 30 percent or more, or (B) rated at 10 or 20 percent in the case of a veteran who has been determined under Section 38 U.S.C. 3106 to have a serious employment handicap or (ii) a person who was discharged or released from active duty because of a service connected disability.

Other Protected Veteran

Includes any veteran who served on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, navel or air service in a war, campaign or expedition in which a campaign badge has been authorized under laws administered by the Department of Defense.

Recently Separated Veteran

Any veteran who served on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service during the one year period beginning on the date of such veteran’s discharge or release from active duty.

Armed Forces Service Medal Veteran

Includes any veteran who, while serving on active duty in the Armed Forces, participated in a United States military operation for which a service medal was awarded pursuant to Executive Order 12985.