Public Benefits and HIV Advocacy Manual, 2020 Edition
The AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania’s detailed, comprehensive and easy-to-use manual on eligibility for public benefits in Pennsylvania will soon be available on-line. Each chapter provides detailed descriptions, flow charts, advocacy tips, and examples to ensure prompt approval of public benefit applications.
(Additional chapters coming soon.)
NOTE: Many of the chapters include links to external websites for additional information. The security settings in some browsers may not allow you to open an external site by clicking on the link. You may need to copy and paste the link into your browser to access a site.
Acknowledgements and Dedication Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Social Security Disability Benefits Chapter 2: Appendix Chapter 3: Social Security Retirement Chapter 4: Medicare Chapter 5: Medical Assistance Chapter 6: Affordable Care Act (ACA) Chapter 7: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) SNAP Computation Sheet (download) Chapter 8: Cash Assistance Chapter 9: Immigrants Chapter 10: Criminal Convictions and Related Issues Chapter 10: Appendix Chapter 11: Subsidized Housing
All Pain, No Gain: HIV Criminalization in Pennsylvania, May 2016
All Pain, No Gain: HIV Criminalization in Pennsylvania is a collaborative effort of statewide advocates seeking to reform HIV Criminalization.
HIV Criminalization undercuts important public health initiatives by ignoring actual transmission risk, exacerbating stigma, and devaluing the importance of personal responsibility in HIV prevention. Criminalization makes it more difficult for those who have been diagnosed with HIV to disclose their HIV status to partners or to access and stay in care. In short, it’s all pain and no gain.
Your Life Your Decisions: Wills, Living Wills, Powers of Attorney and Standby Guardianships, February 2015
The latest edition of the AIDS Law Project’s booklet on end of life issues facing clients with HIV answers frequently asked questions regarding everything from the distribution of assets to planning for the custody and care of children.
Returning To Work; A Helpful Guide, December 2002
Medications have enabled many people living with HIV feel well enough to work, but no one should feel pressured to do so until they are ready.