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Hiv And Ssd

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I have HIV, in the last year my eyes are going, my legs are getting weak, my i have memory lost. and I have Diarreah. I have pain in my back, I applyed for SSD, but got denied. what can I do...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I suggest you enlist the help of your HIV specialist and a good disability lawyer. You can appeal the SSD decision, but I'd make sure your medical records accurately support and describe your current problems and that you make the appeal... Read more »

SSD & Working

Hi,I have been HIV + for 10 years. In 1992, I was diagnosed with AIDS due to t-cells under 200. I... Read more »

LTD (Independent Medical Evaluation) and SSD Benefits

I have been HIV positive since the very early 80s. I began taking medications in the late 80s, and... Read more »
Body Positive

New York City's Division of AIDS Services, Public Assistance, SSI, SSD, and You

There are benefits and services which can help you if you are HIV-positive. Public Assistance (Welfare), the Division of AIDS Services (DAS), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and Social Security Disability (SSD) are four of the government benefit... Read more »
New York City AIDS Housing Network

City Council Passes Resolution Backing Affordable Housing for Low-Income New Yorkers With HIV/AIDS

New York -- People with HIV/AIDS and housing providers praised City Council for adopting a resolution (2145-2009) calling on state leaders to pass affordable housing legislation that would help prevent nearly 11,000 New Yorkers from losing their... Read more »

Free as a Bird and HIV-Positive

You wait on pill line several times every day. You see a health care provider regularly. You attend a weekly support group. If you are HIV-positive and behind bars, this drill may sound familiar. You may be looking forward to the day when you will... Read more »

Continuing HIV Care for Formerly Incarcerated U.S. Citizens: Part One

Nilda Ricard Imagine being released from prison after serving a 20-year sentence. The world looks different to you. Many of your friends and family members have moved on. The privileges you once had are gone and people now look at you as a... Read more »
Connect With Others

disabled on ssd may get $$$over 10,ooo what to do

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I am dissabled on ssd and may inherate a sum of momey soon . I need to know whet to do with it . Can I just deposit it into my other families accounts and not have to worry about social workers in my business ?? I am in florida and I a backward... Read more »

I want to return to work but need advice...

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I want to return to work but need advice from anyone who has done
so. I have been on SSD since 1993 and Section 8 Housing since
1995. Living in NJ, the PAAD program pays for my almost
$22,000/yr. retail drugs at only $5 per Rx. I've heard horror
stor... Read more »

Always hoping to find the gentle people. NYC

Posted by Sylvester
I don't know how to extract a pic from html, so click on my Youtube address, if you want to see me.
I live on SSD/SSI because it's damned good insurance. I'm Hep B+ (and there is a vaccine for the rest of you), and I have some trouble with moods.... Read more »

Makes no sense

Posted by riverprincess, 3 Replies
To those that have had the " pleasure " of dealing with social security , you already know what this is about. I've been on
SSD for about 18 years now. Have jumped the necesary hoops, had my re-evaluation. And I work acording to their guidelines .... Read more »