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Can Hiv Individual Receive Disability Payments

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HIV and Disability

HI--as a HIV+ man for several years now--I cope with the usual fatigue, digestive problems and sometimes slight fevers. My viral load is undectable thanks to Atripla!I recently lost my job after 27 years and my Dr. put me on state disability-which...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...lawyers are notifying elected officials of a serious problem. In addition you could get copies of your lawyer's demands and go in person to your local SSA office. Just sit there and demand to be seen by a claims representative. If they are... Read more »

Reply to HIV and Disability (4/17/08)

Hi! I volunteer 20 hours a week at a clinic that provides free legal services to HIV+ individuals... Read more »

Disabled but not?

Hi, A few months ago I was approved for S.S.D.I. I also have private disability. They are acting... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Institute of Medicine Recommends Changes for People With HIV/AIDS to Qualify for Disability

...Impairments -- a tool that helps SSA quickly assess whether someone with HIV or another condition qualifies for benefits. The HIV/AIDS listings were last updated in 1993. The following are the new recommendations to qualify someone as eligible... Read more »
Being Alive

Working While Collecting Disability Benefits

...attempting to do any type of regular work for wages, make sure you can physically and emotionally handle a regular schedule. A person who has not had to maintain a regular schedule in some time may find that the stress and physical demands can... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.N. Agencies' Efforts to Combat HIV/AIDS Among Disabled People Examined

... IRIN PlusNews reports on different efforts aimed at addressing HIV/AIDS among people living with disabilities. "More than 600 million people -- 10 percent of the global population -- live with disabilities, Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Swaziland: HIV/AIDS Education -- Disabled Persons With HIV/AIDS Face Unequal Access to Health Information

...In a recent report, A.K. Yousafzai of University College London and colleagues found that disabled persons with HIV/AIDS faced difficulties in accessing health information. This qualitative study employed focus group discussions among Read more »
Connect With Others

Etiquette Rules when Meeting a Disabled Person

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
...ran across this list in my morning reading. Good stuff. As a person who uses a power wheelchair to get around and who has an HIV related cognitive disorder that causes me to speak slowly, have difficulty undrstanding conversations, and have... Read more »

Social Security Disablity

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...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 »

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 Read more »

I am the caregiver of a disabled adult who has HIV

Posted by 28262
...I am the guardian of a disabled adult who is HIV positive. I am HIV negative. I never thought I would land up with a person who had HIV living in my home. I always said to myself I would never let someone with HIV live in my home. Over time I... Read more »