One of the overlooked different benefits that are available for Veterans of the United States Armed Forces is the Federal and State Civil Service job preference benefits. The government realizes and gives support to those people who have been a active duty veteran from the Armed Forces, and they allow preference hiring points for competitive hiring purposes. If you are looking for a federal job, then you can receive benefit preference points that are not available to people who have not served in the military. If you are a veteran and disabled, there are extra points available for being disabled in addition to the regular veterans points. There are a number of elements that have to be in effect in order to qualify for federal veteran job preference benefits. The following must be true in order for a person to receive federal job preference points: Honorable Discharge- A Veteran has to be separated with an honorable or general discharge (which is a honorable discharge) and if a person has any other type of discharge, or if the discharge is dishonorable then the veteran is not eligible for job preference points. To apply for a Federal Job, there are some steps included in the process of hiring: Submit A Resume- The first step is to apply, and this means giving a resume and any other information required by the Federal application. You will be responding to a Vacancy or Federal Job announcement. In that announcement you will likely be given instructions about the application, and required to give information about any military service you have had. Applicant is given a Numerical Score. Based on the information that you have given, you will be ranked on a numerical scale. If you are a Veteran, you will be given 5 or 10 points additional for your Veterans preference. Applicants are then considered using one of two different methods. Best Qualified- All Applicants are divided into three (sometimes two) categories that are arrived at by their score. “Best Qualified” is the highest category, and a Veteran must be considered first if in the same category. If you are a disabled Veteran then you will receive 10 additional points instead of just 5 for being a Veteran. Find the Military Career right for YOU ! Click here for more Information. Numerically- All applicants, Veteran or non-veteran will be given a number score, and then the official who is selecting can select from three of the top candidates. A non-Veteran will not be given consideration or selected if there is a Veteran that is qualified and available, and who is ranked higher.