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Social Security Disability Insurance And HIV

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Private Disability, DC Govt and Social Security Payments

hi there-I was diagnosed with HIV in 1988 and have not had any serious OIs (although i do have neuropathy,lypodystrophy, balance and some cognitive dysfunction). I have become resistant to almost all drugs and my T-cells are now 8 and i have a viral...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
Even if you are receiving disability benefits through an employer-sponsored group plan or your own indvidiiual disability policy, you are still eligible to apply for Social Security disability benefits. If you are insured under Social Security and... Read more »

Qualifying for Social Security Disability Benefits?

I have been living with HIV for 13 and in 2009 was diagnosed with AIDS . My cd4 count had dropped... Read more »

Social Security Disability

Can a person with mental issue and HIV collect SSD?... Read more »
U.S. Social Security Administration

Guide to Social Security Benefits for People Living With HIV/AIDS

Benefits Paid Under Two Programs How Do I Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits? What Will I Get From Social Security? How Do I Qualify for SSI Disability Payments? How Do I File for Benefits? How Do You Decide My Claim? How Can I... Read more »
Lambda Legal

Lambda Legal Advises Social Security Administration on HIV Disability Benefits

New York, NY -- Lambda Legal has submitted formal comments to the Social Security Administration (SSA) outlining ways to improve its criteria for evaluating HIV disability so that they reflect the real difficulties faced by people living with the... Read more »
Being Alive

Filing for Social Security Disability on Your Own

If you are considering filing for Social Security Disability, you will often be told to hire an attorney or non-attorney advocate. There is no doubt that this is the best advice; however, in many cases, it is easier said than done. Most attorneys... Read more »
U.S. Social Security Administration

Social Security: What You Need to Know When You Get Disability Benefits

Contacting Social Security Introduction About Your Benefits Other Benefits You May Be Able to Get What You Must Report to Us Benefits for Children Reviewing Your Medical Condition Helping You Return to Work Protection of... Read more »
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Social Security Disablity

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Hey everybody...does anyone know about how long until I'm notified of the appeal hearing/judge's decision? And what date do they use as date of disability for retroactive pmt calculation? The date I initially applied for SSD, or first day after my... Read more »

Social Security Mental Health Examination

Posted by DJones, 1 Reply
I filed for social security / disability and received notice that the Social Security Department has set up an appointment with one of their psychologists. The letter tells me I have to bring a friend they can question also. Has anyone been... Read more »

Long Term Disability Insurance and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
$13,000. Worth of advice
about group disability insurance coverage.

When I first became fully disabled and unable to work I was worried but felt comfortable in knowing that I was covered by my employers long-term group disability policy. I knew that... Read more »

Help with Social Security!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Poz since 1990. No aids related illnesses,have genital herpes also which flare up if I'm under extreme stress. but I have severe insomnia, also have nasal allergies (can NOT work in a dusty office like I did for years!) which can cause chronic... Read more »