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Applying For Disability For Hiv

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Applying for a Federal Job

I'm a 26 year old who was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS in August of 2010. At the time I was hospitalized with PCP pneumonia as well as Kaposi's Sarcoma. With this combination of diagnoses I was deemed disabled by Social Security and have been...
Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

Response from Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.
That's a good question because the term "disabled" has multiple definitions. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) HIV as well as AIDS are considered to be disabilities, and the same applies to hiring by the federal... Read more »

Applying for job

I am trying to get back into the workforce after having a stroke (@ age 40) and being diagnosed... Read more »

Can I apply??

I am newly diagnosed. It is open enrollment time at my job. I already have a HMO, however, I wanted... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York State Supreme Court Judge Orders NYPD to Reconsider Decision to Deny HIV-Positive Officer Disability Benefits

New York State Supreme Court Justice Rolando Acosta on Tuesday ordered the New York City Police Department to reconsider its decision to deny disability benefits to an unidentified officer who says she was infected with HIV while on the job, the... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Disability and HIV: Eliminating Barriers to Sexual Health Care and Education

Table of Contents Introduction Stigma and Misconceptions Physical Disabilities Sensory Impairment Intellectual Disabilities Serious Mental Illness Strategies for Addressing Barriers References Introduction On June 18, 2011, The... Read more »
U.S. Department of Justice

The Americans With Disabilities Act and the Rights of Persons With HIV/AIDS to Obtain Occupational Training and State Licensing

Q: What is the ADA? A: The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) gives Federal civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities similar to those provided to individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: San Francisco Applies for Renewal of HIV Prevention Funds

San Francisco's health department will soon apply for CDC funding for several ongoing HIV prevention efforts. The application was prepared by the department's HIV prevention section and approved Aug. 14 at the Prevention Planning Council meeting,... Read more »
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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 »

Dreaded it but applied for FMLA

Posted by planonstaying, 1 Reply
I used almost all my time i was so ill when i was seroconverting. The Dr wrote the paperwork up jsut stating i need time for medical apointments since I am not expected to be ill from HIV but, I am seeing a number mental health and medical Drs... Read more »

Qualifing for Disability

Posted by wallace404, 4 Replies
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? Read more »


Posted by ndcowboy, 3 Replies
I need help understanding disability. When or why should I apply? It seems most people are on it. Please help me understand this. Read more »