People who are infected with HIV or AIDS virus may also qualify to get Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits to help cover their basic necessities and supplement their finances. However, in order to receive these benefits, a person must meet certain criterion first.

If seeking SSDI benefits, HIV or AIDS patients must have paid taxes on their income for a predetermined amount of years, earning them Social Security credits. The number of working years of an infected patient depends on how old the patient is when he or she becomes disabled. However, those workers who are young may only be required to have worked for few years. Their disability must also be severe enough that it prevents them from completing meaningful and substantial work, in addition to being expected to last at least a year or end in death.

The benefits a patient will receive depend on their income received while working.

If you or a loved one has been disabled by HIV or AIDS, disability benefits may be sought with the help of a lawyer at the Hankey Marks & Crider. Call 317-634-8565 if you live in Indiana to find out how we may be able to help you.