Who is a Covered Veteran?

"Covered" Veterans as defined by the Vietnam-Era Veteran’s Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) of 1994, (VEVRAA) amended by the Jobs for Veteran’s Act of 2002, are the following:

Disabled Veteran - A "disabled veteran" means (1) 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 Secretary of Veterans Affairs or (2) A person who was discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected disability.

Vietnam-Era Veteran - A "Vietnam-era veteran" refers to a person (1) served on active duty for a period of more than 180 days, and was discharged or released there from with other than a dishonorable discharge, if any part of such active duty occurred: (i) in the Republic of Vietnam between February 28, 1961, and May 7, 1975; or (ii) between August 5, 1964, and May 7, 1975, in all other cases; or (2) was discharged or released from active duty for a service-connected disability if any part of such active duty was performed: (i) in the Republic of Vietnam between February 28, 1961, and May 7, 1975; or (ii) between August 5, 1964, and May 7, 1975, in all other cases. (41 C.F.R. § 60-250.2(p) (2001).)

War/ Campaign/ Expedition Veteran - A "War/Campaign/ Expedition Veteran" is a veteran who served on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval, or air service during a war or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized.

Recently Separated Veteran - A "recently separated veteran" is any veteran separated during the three-year period beginning on the date of such veteran’s discharge or release from active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval, or air service.

Armed Forces Service Medal Veterans - An "Armed Forces Service Medal Veteran" is any veteran who, while serving on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service, participated in a United States military operation for which an Armed Forces service medal was awarded pursuant to Executive Order 12985.

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