Social Security Disability For HIV Diagnosis
AIDS (or Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome) is the advanced stage of HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus). HIV is a virus that damages or kills cells in the body’s immune system leading to various infections and cancers such as Kaposi’s Sarcoma. HIV and AIDS may affect individuals at any age. Symptoms vary dramatically from individual to individual and require medical monitoring and medication therapy. Symptoms may include fatigue, recurrent bacterial or viral infections, involvement of the cardiac and nervous system, and cognitive impairments.
HIV/AIDS is spread through unprotected sexual contact, or by infected needles or any other contact with infected blood. The disease can be spread from mother to child in utero. HIV and AIDS are diagnosed through blood tests. Much has been done since the discovery of HIV/AIDS to prolong the life of those infected including aggressive medication treatment. Medications may be acquired free of charge through the Hyacinth Foundation, which has chapters in each county in New Jersey. There are many educational and support groups, locally and nationally, to assist those living with HIV/AIDS.
Disability Benefits For AIDS
In order to prove your disability to Social Security, you need to either document that your condition or conditions meet or equal in severity the criteria found in the Social Security Commissioner’s regulations or, if you are an adult, that your condition and symptoms are so severe that you are unable to work. If you are a child under 18, you must similarly show that your condition or conditions meet or equal in severity the criteria in the Social Security Commissioner’s regulations or that your condition or conditions functionally equals the Commissioner’s regulations. The Law Offices of Sheryl Gandel Mazur has an experienced disability attorney and has been representing individuals in their Social Security disability appeals for over 30 years. Let us help you receive your Social Security disability benefits.
Our disability law firm represents individuals:
- In filing their initial disability applications
- In handling cases at the initial level including appealing initial denials
- In handling cases at the reconsideration level including appealing reconsideration denials
- In handling cases at the Administrative Law Judge hearings level
- In appealing and handling cases at the Appeals Council level
- In appealing and handling cases at the Federal Court level
This firm also handles SSI child’s disability cases at all levels.
Contact Our Lawyer For Help With Social Security Disability Benefits
The Law Offices of Sheryl Gandel Mazur represents clients throughout North and South New Jersey. Offices are open weekdays from nine to five, and your phone call will be promptly returned, to get you the answers you need.
With offices in both Essex County and Atlantic County, we are able to conveniently serve people from throughout the state.