|Social Security Disability
Dec 30, 2012
Can a person with mental issue and HIV collect SSD?
| Response from Dr. Fawcett
Yes, either a diagnosis of AIDS or a serious mental disorder can make one eligible for Social Security Disability. However, it has become much more difficult to get disability status (an AIDS diagnosis was once almost an automatic criteria). In short, it is possible but the process is long and arduous. Most applications are initially challenged and require time-consuming appeals.
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