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Hiv Disability Benefits

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Ask the Experts

re: disability

If you have HIV/AIDS and cannot work, you may qualify for disability benefits from the Social Security Administration. Your disability must be expected to last at least a year or end in death, and must be serious enough to prevent you from doing...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...the past five years, and continue to be denied by SSD and SSI. I feel doctors work on behalf of the Gov to keep you from your benefits I could go on thanks you for any help.Response from Dr. FrascinoHello,I can assure you that your private... Read more »

HIV and Disability

After a very long a protracted disability case involving my state employment benefits I was finally... Read more »

Denied Disability - HIV and fatigue

I am a 30 yr old male who has experienced extreme fatigue and anxiety over the last 3-4 months. My... Read more »
Lambda Legal

Lambda Legal Advises Social Security Administration on HIV Disability Benefits

...Lambda Legal. "Despite advances in treatment, many people infected by HIV are unable to work and are entitled to disability benefits. Our goal is to advise SSA as it updates the rules so that they reflect advances and issues that arise in HIV... 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

...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 AP/Long Island Newsday ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

...Listings of 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... 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 »
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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 »


Posted by 30YEAROLDMOTHER, 6 Replies
...Now i know that AIDS is the end stages of HIV but I just was thinking - And wanted to see if anyone knows. IF I (just say me for example) Had unprotected sex with a men that Read more »

Long Term Disability Insurance and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...promised to pay me a certain percentage of my salary should I become permanently disabled and that they would pay me these monthly benefits until I died or turned 65 years of age, (whichever came first). As a person dealing with a permanent... 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. Read more »