Priority-of-Service is the right of veterans and eligible spouses to receive employment, training and placement services before non-eligible persons, as long as other provisions of the law are met.
Who is eligible for Priority-of-Service?
A “covered person” is defined as a veteran who is eligible or spouse of an eligible veteran who is entitled to receive priority is a person who has served at least one day in active military service and who was discharged or released under any condition other than “Dishonorable.”
Any veteran that has a “Dishonorable Discharge” upon release from Active Military Service will not be eligible for Priority of Service and employment assistance by Veteran unit staff members.
Spouses are only eligible if the veteran is rated totally disabled (100%), died due to a service connected disability, missing in action, captured in the line of duty, forcibly detained by a foreign government or power. If eligible, the spouse will receive a letter from the VA stating that they are eligible.