38 U.S. Code § 4211. Definitions
2008—Par. (4)(D). Pub. L. 110–317 added subpar. (D).
2006—Par. (5). Pub. L. 109–435 substituted “Postal Regulatory Commission” for “Postal Rate Commission” in two places.
2002—Par. (6). Pub. L. 107–288 substituted “three-year period” for “one-year period”.
2000—Par. (6). Pub. L. 106–419 added par. (6).
1992—Par. (2). Pub. L. 102–568 substituted “The term” for “(A) Subject to subparagraph (B) of this paragraph, the term” and struck out subpar. (B) which read as follows: “No veteran may be considered to be a veteran of the Vietnam era under this paragraph after December 31, 1994, except for purposes of section 4214 of this title.”
Pub. L. 102–54 inserted comma before “except for purposes”.
Pub. L. 102–16 substituted “1994” for “1991”.
Par. (4). Pub. L. 102–127 amended par. (4) generally. Prior to amendment, par. (4) read as follows: “The term ‘eligible veteran’ means a person who (A) served on active duty for a period of more than 180 days and was discharged or released therefrom with other than a dishonorable discharge, or (B) was discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected disability.”
1984—Par. (1). Pub. L. 98–223 expanded term “special disabled veteran” to include a veteran with a disability rated at 10 to 20 percent in the case of a veteran who has been determined under section 1506 of this title to have a serious employment handicap.
Par. (5). Pub. L. 97–306, § 309(2), inserted provision that the United States Postal Service and the Postal Rate Commission are within the definition of “department or agency” and that the term “department, agency, or instrumentality in the executive branch” includes the United States Postal Service and the Postal Rate Commission.
1980—Pub. L. 96–466 added definitions for terms “special disabled veteran” and “eligible veteran”, in provisions defining term “veteran of the Vietnam era” substituted reference to an eligible veteran any part of whose active service was during the Vietnam era with cut-off date of Dec. 31, 1991, for reference to a person who served on active duty for more than 180 days, any part of which occurred during the Vietnam era, and was discharged or released with other than a dishonorable discharge, or was discharged or released for a service-connected disability if any part of the active duty was performed during the Vietnam era, and who was discharged or released within the 48 months preceding the person’s application for employment covered under this chapter, in the provisions defining term “disabled veteran” substituted reference to compensation under laws administered by the Veterans’ Administration for reference to disability compensation under such laws for a disability rated at 30 per centum or more and reference to a service-connected disability for reference to a disability incurred or aggravated in the line of duty, and in provisions defining term “department or agency” substituted reference to any agency of the Federal Government or the District of Columbia, including any Executive agency defined in section 105 of title 5, for reference to any department or agency of the Federal Government or any federally owned corporation.
Amendment by Pub. L. 110–317 applicable with respect to any sole survivorship discharge granted after Sept. 11, 2001, see section 10 of Pub. L. 110–317, set out as a note under section 2108 of Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.
Amendment by Pub. L. 104–106 effective as if included in the Reserve Officer Personnel Management Act, title XVI of Pub. L. 103–337, as enacted on Oct. 5, 1994, see section 1501(f)(3) of Pub. L. 104–106, set out as a note under section 113 of Title 10, Armed Forces.