Veteran and Spouse eligibility:
- Resident of North Dakota and,
- Applicant must meet minimum qualifications for the job and,
- Qualify as a Veteran and War time veteran and,
- Be discharged under other than "Dishonorable" conditions or,
- Eligible un-remarried spouse of a service member who died in service or of service connected disabilities or,
- Eligible spouse of eligible 100% disabled veteran,
Veteran Eligibility in NDCC
NDCC 37-19.1 (8) states: "Veteran" means a North Dakota resident who is a wartime veteran as defined in subsection 2 of section 37-01-40.
NDCC 37-01-40 (1) states: A "veteran" is an individual who has served on continuous federalized active military duty for one hundred eighty days or the full period for which the individual was called or ordered to active military duty for reasons other than training, and who was discharged or released under other than dishonorable conditions. A discharge reflecting "expiration of term of service" or "completion of required service" or words to that effect qualifies the shorter term of service as making the individual a veteran.
NDCC 37-01-40 (2) states: A "wartime veteran" is an individual who served in the active military forces, during a period of armed conflict or who received the armed forces expeditionary or other campaign service medal during an emergency condition and who was discharged or released under other than dishonorable conditions. "Wartime veteran" also includes an individual who died in the line of duty in the active military forces, as determined by the armed forces.
Spouse Eligibility in NDCC
NDCC 37-19.1-03 (1) states:The unremarried spouse of a veteran who died while in service, or later died from a service-connected cause or causes, is entitled, if the person is otherwise qualified, to the employment preference given to a veteran under section 37-19.1-02 in the manner provided therein.
NDCC 37-19.1-03(2) states: The spouse of a disabled veteran, who has a one hundred percent service-connected disability as determined by the department of veterans' affairs, or who has an extra-schedular rating to include individual unemployability that brings the veteran's total disability rating to one hundred percent as determined by the department of veterans' affairs, is, if the disabled veteran is unable to exercise the veteran's right to a veteran's employment preference due to the veteran's disability, entitled, if the person is otherwise qualified, to the employment preference given to a veteran under section 37-19.1-02 in the manner provided therein.
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