According to 41 CFR 61-250.2 [Title 41 Public Contracts and Property Management; Subtitle B Other Provisions Relating to Public Contracts; Chapter 61 Office of the Assistant Secretary for Veterans' Employment and Training Service, Department of Labor; Part 61-250 Annual Report From Federal Contractors], special disabled veteran means:
(i) A veteran of the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service who is entitled to compensation (or who but for the receipt of military retired pay would be entitled to compensation) under laws administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs for a disability:
(A) Rated at 30 percent or more, or
(B) Rated at 10 or 20 percent in the case of a veteran who has been determined to have a serious employment handicap; or
(ii) A person who was discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected disability.