Rheumatoid Arthritis and applying for jobs
Looking at the usual posts, my question is a little different but I'm hoping someone may be able to help.
I was diagnosed with RA in 2020 at the age of 21.
I am currently applying for jobs in a competitive field and on many applications it asks if I have a disability or sometimes only have positions for people from under-represented backgrounds or that have a disability. Having RA, I never know how to answer this question.
Looking at me, you may not know but occasionally I do struggle with flares and can't always do things other people my age can because of RA.
I have googled this, but most searches offer conflicting answers. Some say it applies to anyone with a long-term health condition which I would say RA is but some searches say it depends on the severity.
I would like some advice as I wouldn't want to be given an opportunity based on having given an employer incorrect information. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you! :)
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