Hiring authorities for disabled Veterans

30% or More Disabled Veteran

30% or More Disabled Veteran allows any veteran with a 30% or more service-connected disability to be non-competitively appointed.

You are eligible if you:

  • Retired from active military service with a service-connected disability rating of 30% or more; OR
  • You have a rating by the Department of Veterans Affairs showing a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more.

Disabled Veterans Enrolled in a VA Training Program

Disabled veterans eligible for training under the VA vocational rehabilitation program may enroll for training or work experience at an agency under the terms of an agreement between the agency and VA.

Schedule A Appointing Authority

Though not specifically for veterans, the Schedule A authority for people with disabilities is an excepted authority that agencies can use to appoint eligible veterans who have a severe physical, psychological, or intellectual disability.

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