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Author Topic: to work or not to work?  (Read 842 times)

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Offline motherinneed

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to work or not to work?
« on: May 15, 2012, 04:27:28 PM »
I have a dilemma for which I need opinions.  Situation: A person has not been working and has their HIV meds paid via NJ or NY.  This person would like to live on their own and have a job. If a person takes a job that pays just a bit more than allowed for payment of HIV meds then there is no use to having the job as all ones money goes to pay for meds. It is hard to get a job that will give health insurance that covers over 1000 dollars a month for medications plus have actual money to live on without struggling. So what does a person do? Do they  not work because if they work they lose the paid meds and health insurance? or do they get a job and chance not being able to afford meds and health insurance? Please this may sound simple to some but I am really in need of some sound advice.
thank you as this forum has helped me before.

Offline jkinatl2

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Re: to work or not to work?
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2012, 04:57:37 PM »
Depending on a person's skill set, is it possible to get a job at a large company that won't sweat the cost of HIV meds?
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Offline motherinneed

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Re: to work or not to work?
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2012, 11:01:33 PM »
But my concern  is that everyone cannot get a job in a big company. It is like you are punished if you want to work and cannot not get a big income job with a company with good insurance coverage. any other suggestions???

Offline deibster

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Re: to work or not to work?
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2012, 05:24:32 PM »
You don't say where the person lives. There is a BIG Difference between NY & NJ. As of the last info I have, NY & MA allow the Max income allowed by the feds to still be eligible for ADAP, about $55,000 per year. That's a good income if ADAP is paying for your HIV meds. In MA (don't know about NY) ADAP pays for Alll of your prescritions; I know because I live there. I have insurance and ADAP (HDAP in MA) pays the co-pays for all of my meds.

In NJ the income limit, under the Republican governor, to be eligible for ADAP is much less than in NY. The limit in NJ could be as low as $32,000. It is worth a phone call to find out. Call GMHC in Manhattan, if you live in NY. In NJ call (877) 613-4533 for an application. If you already deal with social services, call your county Board of Social Services & ask for Medicaid/ADAP benefits. Best of Luck.
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Offline darryaz

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Re: to work or not to work?
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2012, 07:59:20 PM »
I'm in exactly the same boat.  In Oklahoma you can't make more than $22,000 and stay on HDAP.

 


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