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Veterans Preference for Federal Jobs

It is very important to give jobs to Veterans who are disabled or served on active duty during military campaigns.

Since the time of the Civil War, Veterans of the U.S. armed forces have been given some degree of preference in appointments to federal jobs. Veterans' preference in its present form comes from the Veterans' Preference Act of 1944, as amended, and now codified in Title 5, United States Code. By law, Veterans who are disabled or who served on active duty in the U.S. armed forces during certain specified time periods or in military campaigns are entitled to preference over others when hiring from competitive lists of eligible candidates, and also in retention during a reduction in force (RIF).

To receive preference, a Veteran must have been discharged or released from active duty in the U.S. armed forces under honorable conditions (honorable or general discharge). Preference is also provided for certain widows and widowers of deceased Veterans who died in service; spouses of service-connected disabled Veterans; and mothers of Veterans who died under honorable conditions on active duty or have permanent and total service-connected disabilities. For each of these preferences, there are specific criteria that must be met in order to be eligible to receive the Veterans' preference.

Recent changes in Title 5 clarify Veterans preference eligibility criteria for National Guard and Reserve members. Veterans eligible for preference include Reservists and National Guard members who served on active duty as defined by Title 38 at any time in the armed forces for a period of more than 180 consecutive days, any part of which occurred during the period beginning on Sept. 11, 2001, and ending on the date prescribed by Presidential proclamation or by........


"If you're afraid to fail, then you're probably going to fail."
~Kobe Bryant~


Social Security

Children With Disabilities

If your child has an illness or disability and you have paid into the Social Security Trust Fund, he or she may qualify to collect social security benefits under your record.

There are certain eligibility requirements:

(1) The child must be under 18 unless he or she is between 18 and 19 and a full time student still in high school.

(2) The child can be 18 or older if their disability started before they turned 22.

(3) The child can be biological, a stepchild, adopted, or a dependent grandchild.

(4) The child must be unmarried.

(5) You will be asked to provide detailed information about any medical conditions the child may have.

(6) You may be asked to provide medical reports and records from doctors, therapists, or other professionals that the child has seen.

(7) You may be asked to provide records from the school the child is attending or has attended in the past.

In some cases, your child may received benefits rights away or it may take up six months or more for benefits to be approved. This will depend on the time it takes your........


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The National Football League (NFL)

The National Football League (NFL) is an organization that is made up of individuals and corporations that own and operate professional football franchises (teams) in major metropolitan areas in the United States.

Today, there are 32 teams in the National Football League. They are equally divided between the National Football Conference (NFC) and the American Football Conference (AFC).


"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do."
~Mark Twain~



by Sheryl Sandberg

Thirty years after women became 50 percent of the college graduates in the United States, men still hold the vast majority of leadership positions in government and industry. This means that women’s voices are still not heard equally in the decisions that most affect our lives. In Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg examines why women’s progress in achieving leadership roles has stalled, explains the root causes, and offers compelling, commonsense solutions that can empower women to achieve their full potential.

Sandberg is the chief operating officer of Facebook and is ranked on Fortune’s list of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business and as one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. In 2010, she gave an electrifying TEDTalk in which she described how women unintentionally hold themselves back in their careers. Her talk, which became a phenomenon and has been viewed more than two million times, encouraged women to “sit at the table,” seek challenges, take risks, and pursue their goals with gusto.

In Lean In, Sandberg digs deeper into these issues, combining personal anecdotes, hard data, and compelling research to cut through the layers of ambiguity and bias surrounding the lives and choices of working women. She recounts her own decisions, mistakes, and daily struggles to make the right choices for........

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