Applicant claiming Veteran's Status or Preference:

  • You may claim veteran's status or preference during the life of the eligible list.
  • Check this chart to ensure that you meet the definition of Massachusetts veteran.
  • If you have completed your military service, please submit a copy of your DD214-Member 4, Service 2, or State Director of Vet. Affairs-6 Form (Release From Active Duty) for HRD review.
  • If you are still in military service, you must submit a verification letter for HRD review.
    • from your commanding officer,
    • on official letterhead with appropriate signature,
    • with details of your military service to date including
      • the dates of full-time active duty,
      • current assignment, and
      • estimated time of separation.
  • If you are still in military service, please provide official documentation of honorable discharge to the hiring department and HRD at the time of appointment.
  • You may submit your documentation:


Applicant claiming Disabled Veteran's Status or Preference:

  • You may claim Disabled Veteran's status or preference during the life of the eligible list.
  • Please submit the following for HRD review at the exam site on the testing date:
    • Documentation verifying that you are a qualified Massachusetts veteran (See above Applicant claiming Veteran's Status or Preference )
    • Written confirmation from the US Veterans Administration of a continuing service-incurred disability rated not less than 10% based on wartime service
      (See MGL. Chapter 31, Section 1)
  • or after the exam date and during the life of the eligible list:
    • Documentation verifying that you are a qualified Massachusetts veteran (See above Applicant claiming Veteran's Status or Preference )
    • Written confirmation from the US Veterans Administration of a continuing service-incurred disability rated not less than 10% based on wartime service
      (See MGL. Chapter 31, Section 1)
    • A completed Add Preferences & Skills Form (RTF) rtf format of    Add Preferences & Skills  to HRD:

During the HRD review process or during the life of the applicable eligible list(s), applicants must make original supporting documentation available should the issue of authenticity arise with the submitted copies.