Tips on Transitioning From Work to Disability
Many people with a diagnosis such as HIV, a chronic condition that can be progressive in its severity, tend not to look ahead to the possibility of leaving work someday. While this may be emotionally helpful, it can make for a bumpy and stressful time when leaving work becomes necessary.
Plan. Once you have a diagnosis or other indication that you may have to stop working at some time in the future, you should do a "Benefit Review" so you will know what benefits are available, what you have to do to become eligible for them, and how much income you will have when you stop working. The earlier in advance you do this review, the greater the possibility of making changes to enhance your benefits when and if you do become disabled. Also, once completed, you will be more comfortable knowing that there is assistance for you when you can no longer work.View Full Article
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