There have been a lot of changes to benefits in recent years, particularly with the recently proposed welfare reforms of the Welfare Reform and Work Bill 2015-16.
If you are living with HIV and want to find out if you might be eligible for any benefits, you can contact our team of advisers through THT Direct on 0808 802 1221, email our online advisers for ad hoc benefits advice or register for ongoing online advice via Skype, WhatsApp or email.
We can assist you with your applications and with any reviews or appeals.
It is important to understand that living with HIV does not automatically make you eligible for any benefits.
Each benefit has its own criteria for eligibility.
Terrence Higgins Trust advisers can help you to establish whether or not you may be eligible for a particular benefit. Contact THT Direct on 0808 802 1221, email our advisers or register for online advice sessions via Skype, WhatsApp or email.
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Is there anyone who can help without the stigma of being GAY, LIVING WITH HIV,DEPRESSION,EMPLOYMENT LAW,ENCAPHILTUS and you dont have to keep repeating and repeating and repeating yourself the same old story over and over again. Is there community support that at least understands all of the above and realsizes that all of the above and more causes the person even further into a depression even to idealist tendancies and could push people over the edge and this automated machine in itself is annoying to people who are dealing with the above because maybe just maybe a person behind the voice can understand but a machine is just progranmmed.
You can contact THT Direct on 0808 802 1221 to speak to someone about getting advice and support. Depending on where you are in the country, we may be able to see you at one of our offices - if you're not near one of our centres, the online support is also available.
The Community Forums (in the My Account section) provide a space for people with HIV to share their experience and solutions as well, which might be useful, as you'll be speaking directly to others who may have had the same or similar issues.
hello i had hiv and my cd4 is only 68 (7%) and the DWP from ESA said i not ill that was from a of healthcare professionals. she said i was not ill and i went to Court and the Doctor their siad i not ill. so do this mean i can stop my drugs and have. and have unprotected sex. as now the government healthcare professionals / their Doctor`s say i not ill ?????
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What Benefits Can I Get?, Citizen's Advice
Password-protected resource: Advisernet's Guide to benefits
Various people talk about their experiences of living with HIV.
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HIV Drug Interactions
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Equality and Human Rights Commission
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