For the purposes of this chapter:
(a) “Disabled veteran” means an individual who has served on active duty in the armed forces of the United States, has been separated therefrom under honorable conditions, and has established the present existence of a service-connected disability or is receiving compensation, disability retirement benefits, or pension because of a public statute administered by the Veterans’ Administration or a military department of the United States.
(b) “Preference eligible” means a U.S. national of American Samoan ancestry who is:
(1) a veteran as defined in subsection (c):
(2) a disabled veteran as defined in subsection (a); or
(3) the unmarried widow of a veteran.
(c) “Veteran” means an individual who has served on active duty in the armed forces of the United States for a period of not less than 180 consecutive days (other than for training), and who has been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions.History: 1971, PL 12-27 § 1.