Jun 8, 2012
I have herpes simplex Viral 1& 2. Do I qualify for disability?
| Response from Mr. Chambers
I know it sounds like an easy answer, but it's not. There are man types of disability, state, private as well as Social Security, both SSDI and SSI and each has its own definition of disability.
Most of them, however, agree, that to be disabled, the symptoms of your condition must be severe enough to prevent you from working. I'm not sure what symptoms of HSV you have or how severe they are.
To be able to give you a more definitive answer, I would need to know what type of disability you are asking about, what your symptoms are and how they prevent you from working.
Write back and I'll try to answer. Jacques
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