Happily, medications have allowed people infected with HIV/AIDS to live longer and stay healthier. Although the diagnosis of HIV or AIDS used to qualify an individual for disability benefits, that is no longer the case. Now the question Social Security asks is whether the symptoms of the condition prevent the person from working on a full time basis. The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) damages the immune system. A wide variety of "opportunistic" infections take advantage of a weakened immune system and affect the victim in ways that can be mild to severe. The medications that keep people healthy have side effects and these can also make a person ill and limit their ability to work.

At the Disability and Injury Law Offices of David R. Machek, Esq., we will discuss your disability application in greater detail with you. We know that every case is unique and we are always up-to-date on the law and procedures of the SSA. I have over 20 years of legal experience and am devoted entirely to serving the needs of clients seeking disability benefits.

To schedule an initial consultation and case evaluation with a trusted SSDI and SSI lawyer serving Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the surrounding region, please contact us online or call (215) 886-0398 to arrange a free initial consultation with our lawyer about SSD/SSI eligibility. Let us help you get the financial assistance you need and deserve.