Disability preference on USA Jobs--US aspies only

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mkoberland
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23 Jun 2014, 3:37 pm

I am hoping to get a good government job. I already work at a government agency under VISTA, but do not want to wait for the non-competitive status to kick in.

I realized that individuals with disabilities qualify for preferential hiring for government jobs. Being an aspie with a mind specifically geared towards government work, and with my 'disability'--even though I don't feel disabled--not affecting my capability to do my work, I am hoping that it will strengthen my chances.

Has anyone used this advantage to get into government work? I would love to hear from other folks on here. It seems like many of us would be geared towards the very structured, bureaucratic system of government work.



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23 Jun 2014, 4:41 pm

what is this VISTA thing? Never heard of it. Sounds interesting.



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23 Jun 2014, 6:33 pm

I work for the City of New York, and I've never disclosed that I possibly might have Asperger's.



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24 Jun 2014, 2:55 pm

Afraid not..

But from my knowledge You should be able to get the job you want..but they need to understand that you are on disability, and from my experience you are only allowed to make $1070 a month otherwise you get the booted from the program and near impossible to get back in... so what they should do is hire you BUT adjust your pay so you don't go over that limit...at least thats the only REAL block us aspies that have disability have when it comes to finding a job.



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24 Jun 2014, 9:37 pm

is disability different from SSI and SSDI?



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24 Jun 2014, 9:51 pm

It would be different if it's a disability payment from a pension plan which is separate from a government plan. Or you're under a short-term disability plan.

For the most part, within the US, being on SSDI or SSI is synonymous with being on "disability."



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25 Jun 2014, 11:44 pm

I dont think op is talking about SSDI but something different all together. I have heard about the government preferring to hire people with disability's but I dont know much im going to ask my social worker next time I see her