West Virginia Division of Personnel
APPLICATION FOR EXAMINATION
INSTRUCTIONS - CONTINUED
Military Service and Veterans Preference Eligibility Requirements.
Before completing the Military Service and Veteran's Preference section of the
application, you must read the following to determine your eligibility for preference points.
Only veterans meeting the eligibility requirements can receive preference. Applicants
claiming Veteran's Preference points MUST provide a copy of their DD214 Form.
Five points shall be added to a final passing examination score of any person who meets any
ONE of the following conditions:
1. Served on active duty anytime between December 7, 1941 and September 7, 1980; OR
2. A Reservist called to active duty between February 1, 1955 and October 14, 1976
AND who served for more than 180 days; OR
3. A Reservist who entered active duty between October 15, 1976 and October 13, 1982
a. received a campaign badge or expeditionary medal, OR
b. is a disabled veteran; OR
4. Enlisted in the Armed Forces after September 7, 1980 or entered active duty other than
by enlistment on or after October 14, 1982 AND;
a. completed 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, OR
b. is a disabled veteran.
A Veteran may receive an additional 5 points if s(he) received a Purple Heart Award
(verified by the DD214 Form), or if s(he) has a compensable, service-connected disability.
The disability must be verified by a letter from the Veteran's Administration, dated within the
last 6 months, indicating that the individual is currently receiving disability compensation for a
If you would like assistance in determining your eligibility, please call our office.
Be Sure to Sign Your Application.
Unsigned Applications are returned. You may make a photocopy of your completed
application, but each application submitted must contain a signature and current date. If you
have any questions about completing the form please contact one of our counselors for
assistance at (304) 558-3950 Ext. 503.
These 2 Pages of Instructions Are Not Part of The Application.
Please remove these 2 pages from the form after printing.
You do not need to submit these instructions with the form.
Check the printed form to make sure all sections are complete.