Can You Get Disability For Having Neuropathy

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AIDS InfoNet

Peripheral Neuropathy

... What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? What Causes PN? How Is PN Diagnosed? How Is It Treated? Other Resources The Bottom Line What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? Peripheral neuropathy (PN) is a disease of the peripheral nerves. These are all the nerves
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Qualifying for Disability

Hello - I am in the process of applying for SSDI. I have been able to work while HIV/AIDS+ since being dx in 1987 (contacted in 1984). However, I was downsized in September this year, and I think they created a reason because of my declining...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
The best approach you can take is to have you doctors provide the SSA with detailed medical reports explaining why you are unable to work. Read more »

fatigue disability

Dear Dr.I have been positive 22 years. I have been on several drug regimens during that time. I went off meds 7 years ago due to side effects (pancreatitis, weekly kidney stones, peripheral neuropathy) along with wasting all at the same time. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...related to your chronic viral infection and potent antiretroviral therapy, including pancreatitis, kidney stones, peripheral neuropathy, wasting, fatigue, post-herpetic neuralgia, depression and anxiety. You are medically disabled! Call your... Read more »

Disability Denial of Claim

Hi, I am HIV+, have peripheral neuropathy and diabetes II. Because I recently underwent surgery for CTS, my insurance co. now wants to deny me benefits. I wil be 66 next Jan. and have been on disability since Feb. 2000. The possibility of my...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
...Disability benefits under a disability plan are only paid until age 65 or if you became disabled after age 59, the plan will pay for only Read more »

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 Read more »
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Peripheral Neuropathy

... Introduction What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? What Causes It? Who Is at Risk? What Are the Symptoms? How Is It Diagnosed? How Do You Prevent It? How Do 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, and 80 percent of them live Read more »
UNAIDS

Country Perspectives on AIDS and Disabilities

...UNAIDS/Anne Rauchenberger. While there is a growing recognition of the interrelationships between disability and HIV, people with disabilities still lack access to HIV prevention information, treatment, care and support services. In order to... Read more »
The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? What Causes PN? Who Is at Risk of Developing PN? How Do You Know if You Have PN? PN Treatments Finding Support Read more »