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Hi guys,
Anyone here if anyone know that HIV like us can apply for SSA benefit? since my health going down and i dont work and may not work for few month ?

A myHIVteam Member said:

I got approved ror social security right away. At the time my health was going way down.

posted 9 months ago
A myHIVteam Member said:

I've been researching it. I wasn't approved when I applied initially. I was assigned an ssa attorney in the hospital . I was ashamed to tell anyone I needed help with the application. I still do to be honest. As well as reading other things. I eventually got a job and moved on with my life. My productivity and attention span declined prior to diagnosis. I used to be a really good underwriter, but I no longer have the brain power.

posted 9 months ago
A myHIVteam Member said:

I was able to get SS with the help of a disability attorney. Took about 8 months. But I also think my age also helped. Was 61 when I started the process.

posted 9 months ago
A myHIVteam Member said:

Getting on Social Security for HIV is almost hard to do now. It can still be done, but it isn't as easy as it used to be 30 years ago. Now you have to have more than just HIV to qualify.

posted 9 months ago
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