Mar 6, 2002
What are the guidelines for an HIV + individual to qualify for SSDI. Is it strictly related to lab work or do other reasons come into play? THANK-YOU.
Response from Ms. Donnelly
The Social Security Administration sets the criteria for disability and qualification for SSDI. In order to qualify for SSDI, in addition to proving disability, you must also have worked a set period of time in the last 10 years.
The criteria is not strictly related to lab work but rather to disabiling conditions. The best way to assess your ability to qualify is to work with a knowledgeable benefits counselor or case manager. If you have trouble locating one in your area, call the Project Inform hotline for further assistance at 1-800-822-7422.
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