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Social Security Benefits
May 11, 2004

How do you get qualified for Social Security Benefits if you are HIV positive but healthy and can work?

Is this possible?

Response from Ms. Breuer

Ah, this seems like such a simple question, but you'd be amazed at the layers involved when you're talking about the SSA. I don't know a lot about this, but I do know this:

1. Don't lie to get coverage. The repercussions are considerable.

2. If you can work, you're not logically applying for SSA determination of disability. So what is the goal? Is there another program that could meet your needs?

3. Please state the problem that you're trying to solve, then take a look at If you don't see your specific needs addressed on the Website, send an email to the person who runs the site, Jacques Chambers. He's an expert in these matters and can help you decide what you really want and need.


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