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Veterans

Priority of Service

Job Service North Dakota assures that veterans and eligible spouses of veterans receive access, on a priority of service basis, to the agency’s full range of employment and training services.

The Gold Card initiative, put forth by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA) and the Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS), is provided under veterans priority of service and is designed to help post-9/11-era veterans overcome barriers to employment. Visit the U.S. Department of Labor website for Gold Card Services information.

Priority of Service Eligibility

Priority of Service means that veterans and eligible spouses who meet all the eligibility requirements for a program or service will receive access to the program or service either earlier in time or instead of persons who are not eligible for priority of service.

Veterans and eligible spouses of veterans that are considered “covered persons” under Priority of Service requirements are:

  • A person who served in the active military, naval, or air service, and who was discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable. This includes full-time duty in the National Guard or a Reserve component, other than full-time duty for training purposes.  

A spouse of any of the following:

  • Any veteran who died of a service-connected disability.
  • Any member of the Armed Forces serving on active duty who, at the time of application for the priority, is listed in one or more of the following categories and has been so listed for a total of more than 90 days:
  • Missing in action; captured in line of duty by a hostile force; or forcibly detained or interned in line of duty by a foreign government or power.
  • Any veteran who has a total disability resulting from a service connected disability as evaluated by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
  • Any veteran who died while a total disability resulting from a service-connected disability as evaluated by the Department of Veterans Affairs was in existence.