If you are suffering from HIV/AIDS, you already know how debilitating it can be to deal with the many symptoms. This medical condition can affect every aspect of your health, and it often means that the effects of the disease make it impossible to work at your job. Once you find that your symptoms are preventing you from working, you may be entitled to Social Security benefits. Read on to learn more about how the Social Security Administration (SSA) determines your level of disability when dealing with HIV/AIDS.
I'll be up front: I have a criminal record. As someone who's spent lots--and lots--of time looking for a job in my life, I've gotten used to being up front with this fact. It's difficult to get hired with this on my record, and frankly, it never gets less scary to have to tell an interviewer about it. But that doesn't mean I'm unemployable. I'm a hard worker who can bring a lot to any company. And I also know what an employer needs to do for me. I know my rights. There's no federal law protecting me from discrimination due to my record, but there are plenty of state laws that make it a little easier for me. If you're looking for a job and you have a criminal record, read through this information. Protect yourself during a job search. Know your rights.