|SSI denial (big surprise :)
Nov 2, 2010
After testing positive in DEC of this past year and finding out that I had a viral load of close to two million and a cd4 count in the lower twenties,full blown aids, I was advised to file a claim for SSI benefits due to the fact that I have basically nothing including insurance. Medications are being covered by programs. Not a surprise to find out I was denied everything even any medical benefits. I have no transportation of my own let alone money. Luckily I have a friend who is assisting me to the best he can. I understand I am leaving a lot out of this question that you may need to give a clearer answer, but should I even bother appealing? I live in a rural area with limited human resources and the representative in charge of my case doesn't even take or return phone calls. I'm in trouble, and any advice you may have to offer would help me. Thank You.
Response from Ms. Franzoi
Getting approval for SSDI and Medicare depends a lot on what your doctor's statement says. The doctor has to make it clear that you are unable to perform any duties for which you are reasonably qualified. I suggest you discuss with your doctor and then determine whether or not you should reapply.
Does insurance cover the cost of genotype, phenotype testing and trofile tests
Continuation of Medicare Benefits
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.