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Hiv And Disability Benefits

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Lambda Legal

Lambda Legal Advises Social Security Administration on HIV Disability Benefits

New York, NY -- Lambda Legal has submitted formal comments to the Social Security Administration (SSA) outlining ways to improve its criteria for evaluating HIV disability so that they reflect the real difficulties faced by people living with the... 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 »
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 Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Supplemental Security Income... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Qualifying for Social Security Disability Benefits?

I have been living with HIV for 13 and in 2009 was diagnosed with AIDS . My cd4 count had dropped to below 200 in the 13 years with no meds . I was started with treatment and now I keep getting sick with infections. I just found out that I have...
Christa Douaihy, Esq.

Response from Christa Douaihy, Esq.

Member, City of NY Bar Association Committee on AIDS
Dear Writer,Thank you for writing about such an important topic!From your description of your medical conditions you very well may qualify for disability benefits from the Social Security Administration ("SSA"). An AIDS diagnosis by itself... Read more »

Short Term / Long Term Disability - Health Benefits

First Off - Thanks for all the great info in the Ask the Experts section.I have a few questions. I am 39, currently employeed and have been with the same company for 13 years. I carry medical beneifits through my employer as well as STD and LTD...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
1. Under FMLA (assumes your company has 50 or more employees), you will have to notify your employer of your need for a leave in writing or verbally at least 30 days before a forseeable leave, provide a medical certification of your serious health... Read more »

Cancellation of LTD Benefits for HIV/AIDS

I have recently been cancelled by my LTD insurer CIGNA. They claim that I am now no longer totally disabled, inspite of reports by my doctor, therapists. They have cherry picked items from my health reports and are using videos as proof. What...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
I suggest you contact an attorney who specializes in disability, explain to him the situation, providing him with all of the facts to determine what your options might be.... Read more »

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. However, benefits from employer-sponsored plans that are employer-paid or paid with pre-tax dollars are taxable.... 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 »

off of disability and off to work

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
hiv pos for 10 years......almost dead 2 years back to work full time and coming off of disability......anyone else in the same boat....would like to hear from you......


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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 »

Benefits for Poz Vets??

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can anyone tell me what the benefits are for Positive vets? All I keep hearing is that it depends on if you were in or out of the military when you contracted it. Is HIV considered a Disability?

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