Posted by Louis B. Lusk
Meredith, 29, was shocked when she found out she was H.I.V. positive. When her T-Cell count dropped below 200 her infectious disease doctor told her she was considered to have full-blown AIDS.
She began experiencing multiple health problems, including respiratory infections, weight loss and chronic fatigue. She became unable to perform her job and resigned. She put in an application for social security disability. Her claim was denied. She hired me to file an appeal of this denial.
I filed the appeal and submitted all of the relevant medical evidence to the claims adjudicator assigned to her case at the Social Security Administration. The Social Security Administration then made an “on the record” decision, finding her disabled. Meredith now receives disability benefits, and Medicaid covers her medical treatment.