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U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Phone Number:
(800) 669-4000

State: District of Columbia

Zip: 20507


In recent years, the percentage of veterans who report having service-connected disabilities (i.e., disabilities that were incurred in, or aggravated during, military service)[1] has risen. About 41 percent of Gulf War-era II  (post 9/11) veterans report having a service-connected disability, as compared to about 25 percent of all veterans.[2] Common injuries experienced by veterans include missing limbs, spinal cord injuries, burns, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), hearing loss, traumatic brain injuries, and other impairments. Other veterans leave service due to injuries or conditions that are not considered service-connected.

This guide is intended to answer questions you may have about your rights as an injured veteran, now that you have left the service and are returning to a civilian job or seeking a new job. It also explains the kinds of adjustments (called reasonable accommodations) that may help you be successful in the workplace.

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