Eligibility for Veterans Status

Eligibility for Veterans Status under Neb. Rev. Stat. Sections 48-225 to 48-231

VETERAN:  Veteran means a person who served full-time duty with military pay and allowances in the armed forces of the United States, except for training or for determining physical fitness, and was discharged or otherwise separated with a characterization of honorable or general (under honorable conditions).  Full-time duty generally means duty during time of war or during a period recognized by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs as qualifying for veteran’s benefits administered by the department.  Documentation required is DD Form 214 specifying discharge or release from military service, under “honorable conditions” or under a “general discharge under honorable conditions”. 

DISABLED VETERAN:  Disabled veteran means an individual who has served on active duty in the armed forces of the United States, has been discharged or otherwise separated with a characterization of honorable or general (under honorable conditions) therefrom, and has established the present existence of a service-connected disability or is receiving compensation, disability retirement benefits, or pension because of a public statue administered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs or a military department.  Documentation required is DD Form 214 specifying discharge or release from military service, under “honorable conditions” or under a “general discharge under honorable conditions”.

SPOUSE:  For purpose of the veteran’s preference, the term “veteran” includes the spouse of a veteran who has a 100% permanent disability rating as determined by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.  Documentation required is a copy of the eligible veteran’s DD Form 214, a copy of the veteran’s disability verification form from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs demonstrating a 100% permanent disability rating, and proof of marriage to the veteran (a valid marriage license recognized by the State of Nebraska).

See Veterans Preference Under Nebraska State Law