Veterans preference


Q. I was medically retired from the National Guard with 20 years of service. I was a federal technician in a dual-status position at the time and am currently receiving an annuity. I am considering applying for a position in the U.S. Citizens and Immigration Services and I was asked me if I wanted the veterans preference. Do I qualify for that and if so, for how many points? Also, are there any other issues I should be aware of?

A. To find out if you are eligible for veterans preference and, if so,  how much,  go to


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Reg Jones was head of retirement and insurance policy at the Office of Personnel Management. Email your retirement-related questions to

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