Complications from HIV/AIDS, including the side effects of the medications can cause debilitating problems. Although the contraction of HIV itself will not usually result in a finding of disability by the Social Security Administration, often times the physical effects of the virus (such as wasting syndrome or neuropathy) can. In addition, many HIV patients can have severe side effects from the medication regiment used to treat the virus. These side effects can also be used as a basis for proving disability.
As in all Social Security Disability or Supplemental Income cases, medical evidence is extremely important in developing your disability claim. It is important to make sure you are telling your doctor about all of your physical complaints associated with the illness and treatment. If you have any questions regarding your Social Security claim, please click here to contact us.