Applying for a job as a veteran with a disability
This is called self-identification, and it is your choice to provide the service and disability information some employers need to report to the federal government. If you do provide this information, it is not shared with supervisors, co-workers, or anyone making the hiring decision.
Unless you are considered 100% disabled (Individual Unemployability) by Veterans Affairs, you can be employed without affecting your benefits.
Though some employers are reluctant to hire veterans with disabilities, many are eager to hire them. Veterans with or without disabilities are good employees. Hiring veterans with disabilities can improve diversity, which benefits the business. And, there are some incentives for hiring veterans with disabilities.
Needing to use a reasonable accommodation does not mean you are less qualified for the job.
Many people have a gap in their work history—a time when they weren’t employed for at least 3 months. This doesn’t mean you won’t be hired. But be prepared to explain this gap during the hiring process.