Veterans Benefits

  • Non-disabled veterans: 5 points for Open Competitive Exams and 2.5 points for Promotional Exams.
  • Disabled veterans: 10 points for Open Competitive Exams and 5 points for Promotional Exams.
  • Military personnel are permitted to take a make-up exam if they are on active duty at the time of the police test.
  • 30 paid leave days for military duty (Reserve and National Guard) annually.
  • Military service buy back – up to 3 years of credit towards retirement.
  • Job protection and security under federal USERRA Law and NYS Military Law.
  • Civil service exam fee is waived for veterans residing in Suffolk County.