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    When a Veteran starts considering whether or not to file a VA Disability Claim, there are a lot of questions that he or she tends to ask. Over the last 10 years, the following are the 14 most common basic questions I am asked about ...
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  • Can a 100 percent Disabled Veteran Work and Earn an Income?

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    You’ve just been rated 100% disabled by the Veterans Affairs. After the excitement of finally having the rating you deserve wears off, you start asking questions. One of the first questions that you might ask is this: It’s a legitimate question – rare is the Veteran that finds themselves sitting on the couch eating bon-bons … Continue reading

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I have found information on disable veterans being able to apply to federal jobs after the application process has already closed or to get a non-competitive appointment.

Anyone have any experience or information on this?

I understand the the point system advantage, this is something completely different. 

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Matt,

I believe that you can get a letter from the VA, but your rating letter might be sufficient. Also, you will need to complete a form 15. I think it is a SF 15.

Papa

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Papa,

thank you very much. I applied for a VA job about 7 months ago. It was a great position and nobody applied to it as I was in contact with the recruiter up until the closing date and nobody except me had applied for the 2 positions. Low and behold, 2 GS employees got the job, as I called 2 weeks after the closing. i was pissed. I had everything in order including the sf15. but I guess the GS system is indeed a "good ole boy netwaork." thansk for the info....

Matt

Matt,

I believe that you can get a letter from the VA, but your rating letter might be sufficient. Also, you will need to complete a form 15. I think it is a SF 15.

Papa

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the veterans preference is only a consideration and not a guarantee of hiring. the job can be filled from many different sources as noted in the vacancy announcement.

i am a disabled vet and work for the federal government,my veterans preference has never helped me in any way. if i put in for a job in another area,veterans preference gets me nothing. they always use the addage that the best qualified filled the position. if there was a reduction in force,then i would see veterans preference.

that is my only form of retaliation for a flawed system...watching the non veterans go out the door.

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Thank you for all the input, this will be my focus,

what a terrific benefits to find out about!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Whelp i am just trying to get my foot int he door. i do not know anybody within the GS system or anybody working for the govt for that matter.

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