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Hep C And Disability Benefits

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AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C and HIV

... What Is Hepatitis C? How Is It Diagnosed? How Is Hep C Treated? Can Hep C Be Prevented? Hep C and HIV Together The Bottom Line What Is Hepatitis C? The hepatitis C virus (HCV) can cause liver damage. HCV is transmitted by direct blood-to-blood contact. Most people
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Disablity Benefits Taxation By State

Are short term disability benefits taxable by the state in the State of CA? I've read that State Disability Benefits paid by the State of CA are not taxable by the State. In my case, my employer offers their own short term disability plan (as...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
...Benefits from the California state disability program which are fully paid for by the employee with after-tax dollars are not taxable. Read more »

Can I Get Disability?

1st.THANK YOU for being here!I have been HIV+ for 4 years now and have had lot's of bumps in the road. I have learned that I have Hep C, polycystic kidney, scoliosis,depression, et.etc.etc...There are MANY day's I can'tseem to pull myself out of...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...people who work on disability qualification in AIDS service organizations and do that all day, every day. They're usually called benefits counselors. You'll get a far more helpful answer from one of them than from us, since none of us is a... Read more »

hiv/hep c-are they a disability?

hi i was wondering if you have hiv and hep c are theese illnesses consider you to be disabled?
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...HIV and/or hepatitis C infections, per se are not sufficient reason to be considered disabled. Many persons who have either infection are functionally Read more »

is chronic hep.c considered a disability?

i have surfed the net to find the answer to this question, everything i have found nearly suggests that maybe it might be but not really, i'm stumped! james
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
...It is a disability only if it causes a person to be disabled! Namely are they unable to work? due to the illness. Certainly most of the time Read more »
Being Alive

Working While Collecting Disability Benefits

... Many people who are collecting disability benefits would like to consider doing some work if it won't interfere with their benefit payments. Whether they are covered under Social Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Colorado: Hepatitis C Falls Under U.S. Disability Law

...of a Colorado surgical technician charged with stealing drugs in a scheme that potentially exposed thousands of patients to hepatitis C, some observers are asking why anyone with the virus was allowed to work in a hospital operating room. The... Read more »
U.S. Social Security Administration

What You Should Know Before You Apply for Social Security Disability Benefits: Fact Sheet

...with the local Social Security office. The following are answers to questions most people ask about applying for disability benefits. Knowing the answers to these questions will help you understand the process. How does Social Security decide... Read more »
U.S. Social Security Administration

Benefits For People With Disabilities the Social Security Administration and only individuals who have a disability and meet medical criteria may qualify for benefits under either program. Social Security Disability Insurance pays benefits to you and... Read more »
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Posted by franfrog, 2 Replies
...Does anyone know what the max you can make if you collect SS disability? Is there a length of time that you can work. Read more »


Posted by franfrog, 3 Replies
...Ok does anyone know if you are on permanant disability if you are able to work at all? Read more »

Etiquette Rules when Meeting a Disabled Person

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
...might need. If a barrier cannot be avoided, let the person know ahead of time. Be respectful of the rights of people with disabilities to use accessible parking spaces. When speaking or writing about disability... Refer to a person's... Read more »

disabilty insurance through employer

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Does anyone know if it's possible to collect long-term disability insurance through an employer if you have hiv and hepatitis C? Is it difficult to do that and does your employer have to know your exact medical condition. Thanks alot! Read more »