Veterans Preference

Veteran's Preference Act
Information regarding claiming veterans' preference
Preference points are awarded to qualified veterans as defined by Minn. Stat. 197.477, and to certain spouses of decreased or disabled veterans subject to the provision of Minn. Stat. 197.477 and 197.455.
The Veteran must:

- Be a U.S. citizen or resident alien;
- Have received a discharge under honorable conditions form any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces; AND have either:
     - Served on active duty for at least 181 consecutive days; or
     - Have been discharged by reason of service connected disability; or
     - Have completed the minimum active duty requirement or federal law, as defined by CFR title 38, section  
       3.12a, (i.e., having fulfilled the full period for which a person was called or ordered to active duty by the 
       United States President); or

     - Certified service and verification of "veteran status" granted under U.S. PL 95-202.

The information provided will be used to determine your eligibility for Veterans' Preference points. You are required to supply the following information:


Attach a copy of the "Member Copy 4" of your DD214. this copy must state the nature of discharge; i.e. honorable, general, medical, under honorable conditions.

Disabled veterans must also supply a Military/United States Department of Veterans' Affairs Rating Decision that supports/verifies the fact that the injury was incurred while on, or as a result of, active duty service. Disability incurred while on, or as a result of, active duty for training purposes odes not qualify for disabled veteran preference per Minn. Stat. 197.455 and 197.447.

A spouse of a deceased veteran applying for preference points must supply their marriage certificate, the veteran's "Member Copy 4" DD214, USDVA verification that veteran died on or as a result of active duty, a death certificate, verification of their marriage at the time of veteran's death, and that the spouse has not remarried.


COMPLETE THE VETERANS' PREFERENCE FORM ONLY IF YOU ARE CLAIMING VETERANS' PREFERENCE. A COPY OF THE "MEMBER COPY 4" VETERAN'S DD214 MUST BE ATTACHED.

Veterans' Preference Form