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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 »
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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Human Rights Watch Criticizes Countries for Proposing, Applying Coercive HIV Testing; Calls on WHO, UNAIDS to Update Guidelines

Human Rights Watch on Thursday criticized India, Saudi Arabia and other countries for proposing or applying coercive HIV testing and called on the World Health Organization and UNAIDS to update their 2004 guidelines on HIV/AIDS testing and... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Ohio Not Applying for Federal Funds Aimed at Preventing HIV Among Teenagers

Officials at the Ohio Department of Education are not applying for a $1.25 million, five-year grant from CDC intended to prevent the spread of HIV among teenagers, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. According to Karla Carruthers, spokesperson... 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 »