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New EEOC Regulations Include HIV as a Disability

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Vincent

I just read the message from Gary Miller and think he should read the reply from poz and follow their example.

May 13, 2011 camden

Daddy Bearby

Now with this new information at hand I a seriously reconsidering returning to the status of a parttime working stiff . I had previously outed my self as getting my ssd/ssdi to my employer but did not inform them of the nature of my disability at that time. But now with this new info available i am sure that a position within the hospilaty field will be more obtainable once again because they will only be informed of the nature of my disability on a need to know basis !

May 11, 2011 Birmingham

SingleInAustin

I'm hoping this plays to my favor. I ahve a pending SSD application based on AIDS and a co-infection of HCV (surprise to me). I do know that SSA likes to make sure you are all but destitute before they award you a claim.

April 30, 2011 Austin

Allan Smith

What will this mean for us with HIV wanting to be eligible for disability payments?

April 3, 2011 Long Beach

James

This is good news

April 1, 2011 San Jose, Ca

keith

great! i was given ss disability in 03 based on a few factors, one being HIV+ but not with AIDS. last year ss sent me a form to review my continuing disability. i completed it but was quite nervous as i was still HIV+ but not AIDS. ss responded that "We do not need to review your case at this time. We will not contact your doctor. We will keep any information that you have given us." Guess they have been educated that HIV can be as debilitating as full blown AIDS.

April 1, 2011

anna

if a person had applied 18yrs ago for disability who was hiv then was denied for disabily can they now go back to reapply for it? what if you were given ssi instead can you go back reapply for disability being full aids now? please email me personally if possible

March 31, 2011 monmouth county

Poz in Baltimore

Gary, I am sorry about your experience. You should have first hired a discrimination attorney and allowed them to file a complaint with the EEOC on your behalf. I sued my job a few years ago. Not only was I represented by an attorney, but the EEOC also filed the lawsuit on my behalf and their attorney represented me as well. It was great to not only have personal legal representation, but to have federal legal representation as well.

March 31, 2011 Baltimore, MD

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