FAQ: What are the proposed IOM recommendations for HIV Social Security Disability claims?

The Institute of Medicine is recommending to the Social Security Administration that Social Security Disability applicants with HIV be awarded benefits if they meet one of the following criteria:

1. A CD4 cell count at or below 50 cells per cubic milliliters of blood serum, a laboratory benchmark that indicates an advanced stage of illness.

2. One of the few rare but fairly severe disabling HIV associated conditions, such as pulmonary Kaposi-Sarcoma, certain lymphomas, dimension, or progressive multi-focal leukoencephalopathy (PML).IOM Recommendations for HIV and Social Security

3. An HIV associated condition that appears in another section of the SSA’s full Listing of Impairments such as cardiovascular disease, chronic kidney disease and hepatitis.

4. An HIV associated condition that is not already included in other sections such as neuropathy, neurocognitive disorders and wasting syndromes.

If your claim for Social Security Disability benefits as a result of AIDS has been denied, contact HIV Social Security Disability attorneys Cavey and Barrett. 727-894-3188

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