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Re: Qualifing for Disability
      07/29/04 06:47 PM

[quote]Does anyone know what are the general requirements in terms of labs or doctor's orders to qualify with employers and social security to be eligible for disability income benefits? [/quote]

The legal test for Social Security is that you be sufficiently disabled that you are not capable of holding any job in the national economy. The key is documentation; fatigue, diarrhea, pain, depression and so forth are sufficient provided that the symptoms are severe enough to interfere with holding a full-time job. Side effects from medication will be sufficient. The following link may be helpful:

http://www.ssa.gov/disability/professionals/hiv-pub037.htm

If you have a private policy that covers your work in a particular occupation, the general test is whether you can still do that job. This can be a substantially easier test to meet.

If you are in any way a borderline case, hiring an attorney is recommended.

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