EC was diagnosed with HIV in 2001 and shortly thereafter was unable to continue working due to the symptoms of HIV and strong medication side effects (severe weight loss, wasting syndrome, chronic high fevers, nausea, vomiting, fatigue and drowsiness). EC worked as a maintenance man for over 10 years in a South Florida municipality. After being denied two times by SSA Chris R. Borgia, Esq. was able to get him a lump sum award consisting of over 2 years of retroactive disability benefits future and monthly Disability Insurance Benefit payments and immediate enrollment in Medicare at the age of 50.