(a) A person is entitled to disabled veterans preference (abbreviated as "DV") if he or she:
1. Receives or is entitled to receive, under United States Veterans Administration guidelines, compensation for service connected disability of 10 percent or more arising out of military or naval service during any of the periods in N.J.A.C. 4A:5-1.1(a);
2. Is the spouse of a person entitled to disabled veterans preference who:
i. Is not employed by any jurisdiction operating under Title 11A, New Jersey Statutes; and
ii. Waives any right to preference for the duration of the spouse's employment;
3. Is the surviving spouse of a person entitled to disabled veterans preference and has not remarried; or
4. Is a parent or surviving spouse of a person who would have been entitled to veterans preference under N.J.A.C. 4A:5-1.1 but who died while in service. The use of the preference by one such survivor shall suspend the right of any other so long as the first individual who uses the preference is employed by any jurisdiction operating under Title 11A, New Jersey Statutes.