It sounds like you may still qualify for many special hiring programs with an ileostomy. In this country when you have severe ulcerative colitis it is a chronic disease which you qualify for a disability. When you have surgery/colectomy you are considered 'no longer disabled' because the disease is gone by definition.
At least that is what Im being told by social security.
I don't agree with this logic but that is what our government seems to think.
For a job it may be different.
In the states there are many benefits for businesses who employ persons with disabilities, especially disabled veterans. That's wonderful. I mean after all- some Americans have taken a bullet for this country!!! Why not give them a job?
Also, employers who discriminate against disability can get in some big legal+government trouble. It will most definitely increase your chances of getting the job if you state that you are disabled. Just make sure you are not overstating the disability when you tell them. Sorry Mikeman, please limit your signature to 10 lines or less (incl blank lines) as per forum rules. Thanks... Shaz
Post Edited By Moderator (Shaz032) : 7/31/2009 9:55:14 AM (GMT-6)