Application for NYS Examinations NYS-APP #4 20-149 & 20-150 (9/17 L)
ADDITIONAL EXAMINATION CREDITS PURSUANT TO CIVIL SERVICE LAW SECTION 85-a
If you are a child or sibling of a firefighter, police officer, emergency medical technician, or paramedic who was killed in the line of duty in the service of New York State, you may be
entitled for additional examination credits pursuant to Civil Service Law Section 85-a. For further information, please contact the Department of Civil Service at (518) 473-6614.
EXTRA CREDITS FOR WAR TIME VETERANS
COMPLETE THIS SECTION ONLY IF YOU: Wish to claim War Time Veteran Credits, AND have not used DISABLED veteran credits for a permanent appointment to a position in
New York State or Local Government.
Answering questions in this section means that you are requesting extra credits as either a non-disabled veteran or a disabled veteran. All veterans are encouraged to answer questions in this section of the
application to ensure that appropriate points are added to passing examination scores. Veterans who answer “YES” to questions 1, 2, AND 3 may receive tentative credits as a non-disabled veteran; candidates
who also answer “YES” to question 4 may receive tentative disabled veteran credits. If you previously used non-disabled veteran credits to obtain a permanent appointment to a position in New York State or
Local Government, and subsequent to appointment, were certified as a disabled veteran, you may be eligible to receive additional disabled veteran credits by answering “YES” to BOTH questions 5a AND 5b
in this section. NOTE: All veterans claiming extra credit will be required to produce eligibility documentation which will be verified at time of interview. Candidates found ineligible for such credit will have
the points subtracted from their examination score(s). If it is determined that veteran credits do not increase one’s reachability for appointment from an eligible list, the use of veteran credits for such
appointment will be waived, and veteran credits can be claimed for future civil service examinations until such time as they are used to receive a permanent appointment as provided by the New York State
Do you expect to receive or have you already received a discharge which was honorable or release under honorable circumstances from the Armed Forces of the
United States? The “Armed Forces of the United States” means the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard, including all components thereof, and
the National Guard when in the service of the United States pursuant to call as provided by Law, on a full-time active duty basis other than active duty for training
Are you now serving, or have you served, on an active duty basis other than active duty for training purposes during one or more of the following Time of War
In the Armed Forces:
• Aug. 2, 1990 until the Persian
Gulf hostilities end
• Feb. 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975
• June 27, 1950 to Jan. 31, 1955
• Dec. 7, 1941 to Dec. 31, 1946
or earned the Armed Forces, Navy, or Marine
Corps expeditionary medal for service in:
• (Panama) Dec. 20, 1989 to Jan. 31, 1990
• (Lebanon) June 1, 1983 to Dec. 1, 1987
• (Grenada) Oct. 23, 1983 to Nov. 21, 1983
or in the U.S. Public Health Service:
• June 26, 1950 to July 3, 1952
• July 29, 1945 to Sept. 2, 1945
Are you a United States citizen or an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence?
Do you have a service connected disability rated at 10% or more by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs? This disability must have been incurred during a
Time of War period listed above.
Have you USED NON-DISABLED veteran credits for a permanent appointment to a position in New York State or Local Government?
If you answered "Yes" to "5a" above, you must answer “5b”:
After you were permanently appointed using non-disabled veteran credits, were you subsequently certified as having a service connected disability rated at 10%
or more by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs?
New York State Residency Requirement for Extra Credits as a War Time Veteran or Disabled Veteran: You will be required to provide proof of current New York State residency
at time of appointment.
Certain job titles, including many law enforcement positions (such as Correction Officer, Parole Officer, and Park Patrol Officer) and direct patient care positions (such as Mental Health
Therapy Aide and Secure Care Treatment Aide), are subject to agency criminal history background investigations, as required by law. Applicants should read the official examination
announcement for more specific information.
If you answer YES to either of these questions, you MUST provide an explanation in the REMARKS section provided below:
Were you ever discharged from any employment except for lack of work, funds, disability or medical condition?
Did you ever resign from any employment rather than face a dismissal?
(Attach additional 8 ½” x 11” sheets if necessary)