A veteran is defined as
38 U.S.C. 101(2) served at least one day in the active military; their discharge is other than dishonorable. Full-time duty for training only or for state National Guard duties does not confer veteran status. • Applies to Priority of Service, also to WIOA and HVRP
38 U.S.C. 42(4211)(4) , 181 days or more of active military service and discharge other than dishonorable; discharged due to service connected disability; reservist served on active duty..; and sole survivorship. • Applies to Jobs for Veterans State Grant (JVSG)
Serving those who have served
Priority of Service
Priority of Service means the right of veterans and eligible spouses to take precedence over a non-covered person in obtaining all employment and training services.
A variety of employment, job training and related services are available to veterans. These are the same services that are available to all customers including veterans, except that veterans are given priority of service. Veterans can search for jobs, receive priority service at Tri-Parish Works and Louisiana Workforce Commission offices and access information on transition assistance and benefits.