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Disability Rating (sc)...do You Have To Disclose To Employer?

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Hi everyone,

If this is not the right area then Mods please move this.

If someone is applying for a job after military retirement and they are disabled (SC), does that have to be disclosed to the employer?  The reason I ask is that many govt jobs ask if you are applying for preference.  Would the employer need to know what your disabilities are, OR, would they just have to know your rating percentage if that?

I would think that some employers might hold having a disability against the potential job seeker in certain instances.  Has anyone had any direct experience with this?

Thanks for the information in advance!

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I did not retire, but when I have applied for jobs I have always disclosed that I have a bad back and that I am a Disabled Veteran. I usually tell them that when I am at the interview. I also say that as the employer they can get a tax break for hiring a Disabled Vet......

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Thanks....I would make the assumption that it is one of the things that employers are not supposed to ask...like marital status, dependents, religion, etc. but was curious.

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the employer only needs to know if your disability prevents you from doing the job you are hired for. i am 70 percent and my employer doesn't care unless my ptsd prevents me from doing my job. some sc 's are protected by the americans with disabilities act and does not have to be disclosed, check the ada rules.

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Well said jim.

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Thanks Jim!  That makes 100% sense to me and I will look into the ADA information!  I know that some people consider having a "disability" like a scarlet letter and that is a shame.

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diabetes and mental disabilities to name a few.

http://www.ada.gov/

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If you are speaking of the preference awarded to disabled vets by the federal govt all they want to know if the percentage. If it is a private employer and they send you to a physical I would be truthful with the doc.

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MDB1968NMPosted Today, 09:50 PM Hi everyone,

Hi everyone,

If this is not the right area then Mods please move this.

If someone is applying for a job after military retirement and they are disabled (SC), does that have to be disclosed to the employer? The reason I ask is that many govt jobs ask if you are applying for preference. Would the employer need to know what your disabilities are, OR, would they just have to know your rating percentage if that?

I would think that some employers might hold having a disability against the potential job seeker in certain instances. Has anyone had any direct experience with this?

Thanks for the information in advance!

It depends on the type of job you are applying for. Some government agencies and private companies need to know if you need some type of special accommodations to help you with the job. Examples: special chair, keyboard, small quiet room or something. You can always try to research the agency or company to find out if they have a policy for disabled persons. Also on any federal form make sure you tell the truth and try to be honest as possible.

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Is it your goal to do the same thing as a civil service employee as you did in the military? We have military personnel retire all the time and jump right into the civilian job. Where else can we find such experience. Does your SC disability keep you from doing your job while in the military? If not, it should not matter in civilian life. It should not matter unless it puts your safety or others at risk. It should not matter unless a person does not qualify for the position regardless medical condition. In fact, you can request accompandations that will make your jon easier, if it doles not conflict with the employers goals.

We had a man in our office (non-veteran) that has a bad back. For years his bosses had allowed him to lay on his back on a conference table. Well, we got this new guy in and he made the guy stop and if he wanted to lay on his back, he would need to take leave and go to his car. EEO complaint filed, the new boss looked like a fool and they had to maske him a cubicle with a door, and space for him to lay down.

Bottom line do not let this stop you. No government agency in their right mind would hold this against you.

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You do not have to disclose your exact percentage in seeking preference. The VA will issue a veterans preference letter at the vet's request that only states that you are a sc'd veteran with 30% or greater sc'd disability.

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Thanks Everyone...

That all makes sense!  Appreciate the responses!!!

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I developed three significant disabilities by the time I was 28 years old. I went to job interviews and discussed my disabilities with the interviewer. I had a college degree and applied for jobs where I was initially screened by interviewers in the personnel department. I went for over a year without being hired for any job. As such, the state of California paid me while I attended special job-search classes for persons with disabilities. I think that even though there are incentives to hire disabled veterans that some employers would rather not deal with any employee with a chronic back problem.

While attending the state-funded job-search classes we were taught to take special care to apply for jobs that would not aggravate a pre-existing disability. We are taught to read job descriptions and discussed job duties during interviews prior to making any statement as to what our disabilities were. We were told that employers only have the right to know about disabilities that will be aggravated by a job or that will prevent you from doing a specific job.

Believe it or not we were taught to hide all disabilities that might be visible to an interviewer in a personnel department. We were taught that these interviewers were trained to identify disabilities without asking questions. We were taught that these interviewers did not higher persons with neck and back injuries even if the doctors didn't think the job would aggravate the pre-existing condition. These employers did not want to hire an employee who might miss work or even later claim the back condition was related to their new job.

We were taught to turn our head before we turned our shoulders so as not to appear to have stiffness in the neck. We were taught to sit and stand normally. We were taught to move freely.

My neck problems have finally gotten to the point where it is difficult for me to type on my computer. I wrote this entire response using a voice to text program. It works pretty good. I just sit back in my chair and talk. I wish I would've found this program about 10 years ago. If I did not find this program I probably would have dropped off of hadit.

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Try to get a job with USPS if you have a bad back. They are going to want to know about you SC disability. They asked me if I could work 12 hours a day on my feet. How many with a bad back could do that? Also you have to be able to lift 70 pounds. If you are rated 30% for a back problem they want to know the details before they hire you. They do deny employment to people based on their disabilies, but not on their ratings. Disability discrimination is rampant in and out of government. Government may hire disabled but then they start process of firing them.

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MDB1968NMPosted Today, 09:50 PM Hi everyone,

It depends on the type of job you are applying for. Some government agencies and private companies need to know if you need some type of special accommodations to help you with the job. Examples: special chair, keyboard, small quiet room or something. You can always try to research the agency or company to find out if they have a policy for disabled persons. Also on any federal form make sure you tell the truth and try to be honest as possible.

Yer kiddin' me! Small, quite room!

HEY? Where's this job been all my life?

Heck, I'm "ready to re-join the workforce"......................................NOT!

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I developed three significant disabilities by the time I was 28 years old. I went to job interviews and discussed my disabilities with the interviewer. I had a college degree and applied for jobs where I was initially screened by interviewers in the personnel department. I went for over a year without being hired for any job. As such, the state of California paid me while I attended special job-search classes for persons with disabilities. I think that even though there are incentives to hire disabled veterans that some employers would rather not deal with any employee with a chronic back problem.

While attending the state-funded job-search classes we were taught to take special care to apply for jobs that would not aggravate a pre-existing disability. We are taught to read job descriptions and discussed job duties during interviews prior to making any statement as to what our disabilities were. We were told that employers only have the right to know about disabilities that will be aggravated by a job or that will prevent you from doing a specific job.

Believe it or not we were taught to hide all disabilities that might be visible to an interviewer in a personnel department. We were taught that these interviewers were trained to identify disabilities without asking questions. We were taught that these interviewers did not higher persons with neck and back injuries even if the doctors didn't think the job would aggravate the pre-existing condition. These employers did not want to hire an employee who might miss work or even later claim the back condition was related to their new job.

We were taught to turn our head before we turned our shoulders so as not to appear to have stiffness in the neck. We were taught to sit and stand normally. We were taught to move freely.

My neck problems have finally gotten to the point where it is difficult for me to type on my computer. I wrote this entire response using a voice to text program. It works pretty good. I just sit back in my chair and talk. I wish I would've found this program about 10 years ago. If I did not find this program I probably would have dropped off of hadit.

Hey, Hoppy, what's the name of the VTT program? It certainly seems to be working well.

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I agree with Hoppy 100%.

I applied for a job as a machinist around 1985 in Torrance Calif. I aced the written test. When I went to the physical exam, the doctor picked up on my back injury immediately just by the way that I was standing. I didn't tell them one word about my back. The doctor sent me to X-ray. I was denied employment with the doctor and HR saying that I couldn't lift over 15 lbs and that I had an old back injury.

I was so upset that I couldn't see straight. It really shocked me that their company examiner could pick-up on this injury so quickly and easily without knowing anything about me. I never worried about Vets preference, because I was very good at my job experience. I just couldn't believe being turned down.

One of my compaints with the VA, after leaving service, was the back injury and constant pain. I thought I had learned to mask the condition pretty well. The VA said that my back was fine, denying my back claims in the 1970's. I wasn't looking for compensation. I went to the VA for help.

It is funny that a real doctor can see injuries, right now. The Vet is left between a rock and a hard place..

I am usually the last one to know these sort of things that can cause a Veteran rejection from work.

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Hi everyone,

If this is not the right area then Mods please move this.

If someone is applying for a job after military retirement and they are disabled (SC), does that have to be disclosed to the employer? The reason I ask is that many govt jobs ask if you are applying for preference. Would the employer need to know what your disabilities are, OR, would they just have to know your rating percentage if that?

I would think that some employers might hold having a disability against the potential job seeker in certain instances. Has anyone had any direct experience with this?

Thanks for the information in advance!

B)

Years ago, I applied for a trainee position for the Government. The first thing the interviewer ask me was I a Vietnam Veteran. Told her yes. Are you a disabled Veteran? Yes. Well, we do not need your kind around here <_< . I left in a hurry, as I'm Italian and a Hillbilly and I do have a temper. So what did I do? I went to the Texas Rehab Commission and they actually got me a job in accounting at Ft. Sam Houston under the handicap program, not the disabled verterans program. I got hired in as a GS-4 with a BBA, but I had my foot in the door. There are other ways to beat that dead horse :)

Papa

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Thanks folks!  VERY insightful information....I suppose you are at the luck of the draw with the employer.

Hoppy your VTT program is amazing!  I am glad that you found that!

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To Disclose or Not to Disclose is a subject often brought up by many disabled groups. Some disabilities are quite visible, such as an amputee, while other disabilities are what we call invisible.

Visible Disabilities: Not really much point..you might as well disclose and you may even find a potential sympathetic employer who actually does give 10 points preference to disabled Vets.

Invisible Disabilities: In short, you decide. Weigh the plusses and minuses of disclosing your disability to a potential employer:

Plus: As above, you may find the rare employer who actually follows ADA/Veterans Preference/ Disabled Veteran Preference

If you are hired, and you need time off to go to doc, you are more likely to get it if you disclose.

You can ask for a "reasonable accomodation" to your disability, but it will be hard to do this if you do not disclose.

Minus: FAct: Disabled individuals unemployment rates are 3 to 10 times higher than non disabled. This means they wont hire you in spite of the laws.

If you bring up your disability, your employer will want to talk about it in detail, and you wont get a chance to discuss your abilities.

If you do get hired, other employees will often use it against you. "The only reason he got promoted was because of his wheelchair".

The employer will often worry about your accomodations and not hire you because he is not sure he can accomodate your disabilities.

You may have to answer questions you may not want to answer that are brought up when you disclose.

If your disability is mental, such as depression or PTSD, the employer may not hire you because he fears for other employees or customers safety if you "go off" such as the disgruntled Chuck E Cheese employee who shot several other employees.

You will often be offered a lower salary, if offered a job at all because people often perceive others with disabilities as not being capable of anything more than menial tasks such as packing light bulbs in boxes.

Often you will be underestimated because of your disability and you will have to work much harder to make up for it.

Your employer/coworker may want to "diagnose" you. That is, "YOu dont look depressed to me..have you tried St. John's Wort?" or "Look on the positive side..things will get better"

Others may fear you..especially with mental health issues. It will be especially hard to communicate in this environment, and your job, if you get it, will be exceedingly difficult.

Some may be jealous if they perceive that you are being compensated for your disability, even if rated at zero percent.

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As a recent aggressive job seeker and have gone to several interviews, it depends on the job you are applying to disclose your SC Disability. If it is a government job, yes, because preference is involved. And with preference, you are protected under the laws and policies governed by OPM ( though I think the Fed Hiring system is a fraud , LOL ). If you can ever proved that preference was not used ( yes, good luck with proving an agency was wrong ), you can actually sue them.

If it is a private employer, I may think twice. Unless your disabilities are obvious and blatant, of course disclose your disability. If it effects your job and the safety of others, disclose as well. I just believe that if people don't need to know, they should not. It has been my own experience. The scary reality we are living in right now is that employers are looking for " drama " free employees, especially in this tight job market. And unfortunately, some don't even care if you are a Veteran, let alone a disabled one. It can be a double edge sword.

Regardless, good luck.

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Larry,

The name of the program is Dragon. I bought it at Fry's electronics. It had trouble with your name. However, it picked up on Fry's electronics with no problem. The more I use the program the better it works. I originally had to train the program by reading pre-existing documents provided by the software. It updates every time you close the program based on your most recent writings. You can also tell the program to read files typed and are stored on your computer. Thus, it learns your writing style and the types of words and phrases you have used in the past. It works best in word. When I try to type correctly into the boxes on a hadits website it does get confused. So I just type everything in word and copy and paste onto the Internet.

It has a lot of features that I still don't understand. I am trying to learn everything that it does. I'm just glad I found the program. It cost 200 bucks. Or I can say that cost $200.

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Greetigs,

I am applying for a goverment job now. I am a 40% disabled veteran but i am not applying as a Disabled veteran so there is no 10 points disabled Preferance invloved.

Do i still have to disclose?

I also thing that the Fed hiring is a fraud.. that is why i dont apply as a disabled vet..

As a recent aggressive job seeker and have gone to several interviews, it depends on the job you are applying to disclose your SC Disability. If it is a government job, yes, because preference is involved. And with preference, you are protected under the laws and policies governed by OPM ( though I think the Fed Hiring system is a fraud , LOL ). If you can ever proved that preference was not used ( yes, good luck with proving an agency was wrong ), you can actually sue them.

If it is a private employer, I may think twice. Unless your disabilities are obvious and blatant, of course disclose your disability. If it effects your job and the safety of others, disclose as well. I just believe that if people don't need to know, they should not. It has been my own experience. The scary reality we are living in right now is that employers are looking for " drama " free employees, especially in this tight job market. And unfortunately, some don't even care if you are a Veteran, let alone a disabled one. It can be a double edge sword.

Regardless, good luck.

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I would not lie on the application if asked if I am a disabled vet. The whole thing with a disability is "can you do the job with or without accommdation". If nothing about your disability makes it impossible for you to do the main functions of the job they can't legally discriminate. The way it usually works in government and elsewhere is that they will never tell you that they did not hire you because of your disability unless it is obvious like being blind and wanting to drive a truck. Employers are wise to the ADA.

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Greetigs,

I am applying for a goverment job now. I am a 40% disabled veteran but i am not applying as a Disabled veteran so there is no 10 points disabled Preferance invloved.

Do i still have to disclose?

I also thing that the Fed hiring is a fraud.. that is why i dont apply as a disabled vet..

I am going to tell you this so dont take it the wrong way.

What you are doing is foolish. you are in a higher than 10 percent category since you are 40 percent. They cannot discriminate because of a Service conected disability.

Dont let things you have heard or some misdirected thought cost you a Job if you really want it.

You are only hurting yourself.

JBasser

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Hi everyone,

...If someone is applying for a job after military retirement and they are disabled (SC), does that have to be disclosed to the employer? The reason I ask is that many govt jobs ask if you are applying for preference. Would the employer need to know what your disabilities are, OR, would they just have to know your rating percentage if that?

I would think that some employers might hold having a disability against the potential job seeker in certain instances. Has anyone had any direct experience with this?

Thanks for the information in advance!

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What Government are you seeking employment with??? Why wouldn't you take the "Disabled vet points preference"? Very odd???

I don't mean to pry, but what kind of Gov job are you seeking?

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