If you are sick enough from HIV or AIDS, you may be able to receive Social Security disability benefits in Minnesota. There are essentially two ways to be found disabled under the government’s guidelines. You either meet or equal a “listing”, or your combined symptoms are severe enough to make you unable to work full-time for 1 year or more.
HIV may begin with relatively few or no symptoms but progress as your body cannot fight infections. “Opportunistic” infections, and other health problems from Also called: human immunodeficiency virus, acquired immunodeficiency syndrome., may be serious enough to lead to hospitalization:
- Bacterial, fungal, protozoan, or viral infections
- Malignant neoplasms
- Conditions of the skin or mucus membrane that don’t respond to treatment
- Blood abnormalities
- Neurological abnormalities
- HIV wasting syndrome
- Diarrhea lasting 1 month or more and requiring IV hydration or IV alimentation or tube feeding
- Septic arthritis
- Chronic Sinusitis
Social Security also considers complications from HIV and AIDS-related conditions which may not lead to hospitalization but will severely impact your daily activities, ability to interact with others, and your ability to concentrate for at least 1 year or more.
If you, a friend, or a loved one cannot work due to HIV or AIDS, you may wish to hire our team of Hoglund Lawyers. If you do, our lawyers will give you legal advice about the following:
- What kind of medical treatment allows us to argue your true level of functioning over time?
- How do you treat to avoid Social Security blaming you for your symptoms?
- How can an attorney help you before a federal judge at a hearing?