It can be a difficult time when a person is diagnosed with Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) or Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). However, individuals suffering from such medical conditions should know that the Social Security Administration (SSA) has programs to help them with costly treatments and medications.
Individuals who have such conditions may apply for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). When HIV infection progresses to AIDS, individuals who have such illnesses can no longer perform income generating jobs if they suffer disabling symptoms such as severe or unexplained fatigue, rapid weight loss, pneumonia, or even mental disorders. The two SSA programs were created to assist people with HIV or AIDS in order to sustain financial support for their medical bills. Though applying for benefits is often an easy task, many people unfortunately are being turned down due to insufficient evidence to support their claims.
While overcoming the hardships that stem from your illness, whether it is HIV or AIDS, enlisting a lawyer can be an essential step when applying or appealing for your Social Security benefits. Find out how a lawyer at Hankey Marks & Crider in Indiana may be able to help you today by calling (317) 634-8565.