Thinking through your directions and decisions
The employer is prohibited from asking applicants or employees if they have a disability. But there are a few exceptions, such as if the person is asking for an accommodation.
Most veterans (and others) with disabilities don’t mention their disability on their resumes.
Your decision to disclose a disability when applying for the job has no impact on your right to an accommodation later if you’re hired.
Most employers who are federal contractors are required to track the number of applicants and employees who are veterans or have a disability. This personal information, including your disability status, is kept anonymous and used only for affirmative action purposes. It is never shared with others.
Choosing not to disclose your disability during hiring is not a lie. It is a legally protected choice.