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How To Get On Disability For Chronic Hepatitis C

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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 get hepatitis C (hep C) through injection drug use with shared equipment. Up to 90% of people who have ever injected drugs, even just once, have been infected...
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C.D.R. Questions (Continuing Disability Review)

I have been receiving SSDI since January 2006, my original award letter states that I will be up for review in about 3 years (sometime in 2009). I still suffer from the original issues that were presented when I applied for SSDI.What are the chances...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
There will most likely be a review and a requirement that you provide medical evidence that you are still disabled. A determination of your disabled status will be made on the basis of the reports provided by your physicians. Read more »

income disability insurance , disability insurance

Can I find a compagny that will cover me for disability insurance , guaranteed issued sort of policy I guess.. I heard of one compagny through a friend; IUPIW CANADIAN FUND, he was accepted for 1,500$US /month.. I was told they don't issue the...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
...Other than coverage under a group disability plan with an employer, I am unaware of any insurance companies that offer guaranteed issue policies on an individual basis. 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 »

Forms for disability

Where do I get a form to fill out for disability?I know I need to take it to the doctor, but where do I get the form?
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
...If you are referring to an employer-sponsored disability plan, contact your company's benefits department. If you are referring to a state disability plan, contact the state disability Read more »
Lambda Legal

Americans With Disabilities Act Takes Another Hit in the Supreme Court

...medical test revealed a liver abnormality. Chevrons reflexive reaction to Echazabals condition, which later was diagnosed as chronic hepatitis C, was very suspicious. The evidence showed that any chemicals hazardous to Echazabal would be... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.N. Agencies' Efforts to Combat HIV/AIDS Among Disabled People Examined

... IRIN PlusNews reports on different efforts aimed at addressing HIV/AIDS among people living with disabilities. "More than 600 million people -- 10 percent of the global population -- live with disabilities, and 80 percent of them live Read more »

Country Perspectives on AIDS and Disabilities

...UNAIDS/Anne Rauchenberger. While there is a growing recognition of the interrelationships between disability and HIV, people with disabilities still lack access to HIV prevention information, treatment, care and support services. In order to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

...technician's employer, Denver's Rose Medical Center, was aware she had hepatitis C. In fact, however, the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act was crafted in part to protect the rights of such employees. Health officials said the technician's... Read more »
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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 »


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 »

Disability Retirements

Posted by ScotCharles, 3 Replies
...Good news, I believe my disability retirements are all done. I say "retirements" because I had to get approval from Social Security (August 3), my employer (October Read more »