Disability for HIV & AIDS

Chicago Lawyers Explain Social Security Disability Benefits for HIV & AIDS

A diagnosis of HIV or AIDS can lead to life-threatening infections that can keep you from working. If you need help shouldering the burden of medical bills and the costs of living, it can seem like you have no place to turn. But there is hope.

Our Chicago Lawyers Help You Qualify & Apply for Disability Benefits for HIV & AIDS

At Nash Disability Law, our lawyers are focused on getting to know your specific needs. Our team has the experience of over three decades and thousands of cases to help you file and get the benefits you both need and deserve. Our lawyers know the system at both the local and federal levels, and they’ll get the right piece of evidence, at the right time, to the right person, in the right way to successfully apply or appeal your disability claim.

Social Security’s Disability Requirements for HIV/AIDS

For HIV or AIDS, the key to qualifying for Social Security Disability is proving that your condition has escalated to the point where you can’t work. The official listings in the SSA’s “Blue Book” of qualifying conditions is complex, but the lawyers at Nash Disability Law will help you understand what you need to do to best present your case to the Social Security Administration.

To qualify for disability with HIV or AIDS, you must show you have one of the following:

  • Bacterial Infections: These include recurrent diarrhea caused by Salmonella; infections such as tuberculosis or leprosy; nocardiosis; or multiple infections that require hospitalization at least three times a year.
  • Viral Infections: These include Herpes; Herpes simplex virus; Shingles and PML (a progressive brain inflammation).
  • Fungal Infections: These include infections that affect many parts of your immune system and other areas.
  • Cancer
  • Skin or Mucus Conditions

No matter your symptoms or conditions, you must have the right medical evidence necessary to prove your case to the SSA. You must also show that the conditions associated with your HIV or AIDS will prevent you from working. Our attorneys are here to help you show the SSA the proof they need to get you the benefits you deserve.


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