Eligibility Requirements for HIV/AIDS-related Disability Benefits May Change

The Social Security Administration (SSA) is reconsidering the criteria it uses to gauge HIV-related disabilities.

In a report released late 2010, the Institute of Medicine outlined its recommendations for updating the SSA’s standards for determining the eligibility of Social Security disability applicants with HIV/AIDS. Currently, people with HIV/AIDS who apply for Social Security disability are evaluated based on a list of criteria known as the HIV Infection Listing.