A special disabled veteran is an individual who is legally approved for financial compensation in accordance with laws provided by the Veterans Administration for disabilities that are rated at at least 30 percent. In regards to a veteran who is rated between 10 and 20 percent disability, he or she has to have a significant unemployment handicap under 38 USC 3106. The designation also applies to individuals who have a release or discharge from active duty for a disability related to his or her military service. Additional examples of protected veterans include Vietnam Era veterans, disabled veterans, recently separated veterans and Armed Forces Service Medal veterans.
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