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Medical Eligibility Requirements


This section provides laws and regulatory guidance concerning medical eligibility, programs, disabled veterans and their connection to Federal qualification requirements.

Applicants and employees must meet fitness and ability requirements for Federal employment. These individuals cannot be disqualified arbitrarily on the basis of medical standards, physical requirements, fitness tests, or other criteria that do not relate specifically to job performance. In addition, agencies are required to provide reasonable accommodation to persons with disabilities who demonstrate that they can perform the work of the position to be filled. The following references will be helpful to people that want to know more about the subject.