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Recent Questions

SSDRC Disability Blog

Are people with HIV and AIDS immediately approved for disability?




 
No, a diagnosis of HIV or AIDs by itself is not a basis for approval. As always, cases may be approved on the basis of residual functional capacity and vocational factors (age, education, work history).

And in the case of HIV, there are a couple of listings that apply: 14.07 Immune deficiency disorders, excluding HIV infection, and 14.08 Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Both listings focus on infection. As always, the emphasis is on the impact the condition has on one's health and function.

The diagnosis by itself does not result in approval. That is true for nearly every condition. There are conditions that lead to faster approval because, medically, the outcome is not statistically favorable. That's why SSA has conditions that fall under "compassionate allowance"0 (this can be looked up online) and cases that are marked as TERI (teminal). Those cases get fast-tracked.








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Information on the following topics can be found here: Social Security Disability Questions and in these subsections:

Frequently asked questions about getting Denied for Disability Benefits | FAQ on Disability Claim Representation | Info about Social Security Disability Approvals and Being Approved | FAQ on Social Security Disability SSI decisions | The SSD SSI Decision Process and what gets taken into consideration | Disability hearings before Judges | Medical exams for disability claims | Applying for Disability in various states | Selecting and hiring Disability Lawyers | Applying for Disability in North Carolina | Recent articles and answers to questions about SSD and SSI


These pages provide answers to basic questions about pursuing disability benefits

Disability qualifications - Who will qualify is based on functional limitations
What do you Need to Prove to Qualify for Disability Benefits?
How to file for disability and the information needed by Social Security
What conditions do they Award Disability Benefits for?
How does back pay for Social Security disability work?
What makes you eligible for Social Security Disability or SSI? Part I
To get a Social Security Disability or SSI Award do you have to have a Permanent Disability?
Social Security Disability Status - when should I call to check
Do Lawyers Improve The Chances of Winning Social Security Disability or SSI?
What is qualifying for disability based on?
How to qualify for disability - The Process of Qualifying for Benefits
Receiving a Social Security Disability Award Letter
How long does it take to get disability?
Filing and applying for disability in Texas