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Hiv Disability Requirements

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Justice Department Announces Settlement That Requires Homeless Shelters in Washington, D.C., to Provide Adequate Accommodations for Disabled

The Department of Justice on Friday announced that it has reached a settlement with Washington, D.C., officials that requires the district to make homeless shelters more accessible to disabled populations, including people living with HIV/AIDS, the... Read more »
Sero Project

HIV Criminalization Discourages HIV Testing, Creates Disabling and Uncertain Legal Environment for People With HIV in U.S.

Washington, D.C. -- Preliminary data from the Sero Project's ground-breaking survey of more than two thousand people living with HIV (PLHIV) in the U.S., released July 25, 2012, at the International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C., reveals HIV... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive Man Sues State Department Alleging Foreign Service Medical Requirements Illegally Discriminate

An HIV-positive man whose application for the Foreign Service was rejected on medical grounds yesterday filed a lawsuit against the State Department , saying that the department's criteria for employment are discriminatory and out-of-date, ... Read more »
Ask the Experts

disability plan that doesn't require same occup.

I left work 5 years ago and am receiving lt- disability as well as SSDI. The primary reason for my disability was toxoplasmosis. The illness has left with balance problems and an impaired ability to concentrate. T cells are 200 and viral load has...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Disability plans refer to any occupation for which you are reasonably qualified. Although the disability insurer can stop your benefits if you are capable of working, they typically require someone to return to work in a job that that the person is... Read more »

HIV and 2 year disability

I am an HIV positive male living in South Florida but working for a company based in San Francisco. My job requires about 50-80 travel to client sites throughout the U.S.I have been positive for 15 years and in the past year have had Shingles,...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
First, you should discuss with your doctor to determine whether or not he thinks you would qualify for disability. If you do apply for disability, the application would be with the insurance carrier not with your company. The insurance carrier has... Read more »

HIV 10+ Years - Disability?

I am HIV+ for over 10 years. ( Female, 36 yrs.) I have a high level job in a large company that requires lots of hours - (70 +) and overseas travel as well as 3-4 domestic trips a month. The drugs that I am taking ( Zerit, Viramune and...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
You need to review the terms of the long term disability plan to determine how disability is defined. Is it defined as unable to perform the duties of your own occupation (Own Occ) or is it defined as unable to perform the duties of any occupation... 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 CD4's have dropped from 316 to 182 and my platelet count continues to be an average of 90K. I have had a lot of added stress at work lately and...
J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

Response from J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

San Francisco General Hospital
HelloI'm sorry to hear that you're having such trouble working the system. People with HIV and AIDS have new challenges when trying to use disability benefits. Prior to the "redefinition" of AIDS as anyone having a CD4 count less... 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 »

Qualifing for Disability

Posted by wallace404, 4 Replies
Does anyone know what are the general requirements in terms of labs or doctor's orders to qualify with employers and social security to be eligible for disability income benefits? Read more »


Posted by ndcowboy, 3 Replies
I need help understanding disability. When or why should I apply? It seems most people are on it. Please help me understand this. Read more »

Social Security Disablity

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Hey everybody...does anyone know about how long until I'm notified of the appeal hearing/judge's decision? And what date do they use as date of disability for retroactive pmt calculation? The date I initially applied for SSD, or first day after my... Read more »