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If SSDI gets denied, will SSD get denied too?

Because they find you "not disabled by law?" I am trying to get SSDI or Social Security Disability (SSD). I am wondering if they find you not disabled by SSDI, then even with more sources of proof of your disability will they not find you disabled under SSD?

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  • Judith
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    3 years ago
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    SSDI and SSD are one and the same. SSDI stands for Social Security Disability Insurance and SSD stands for Social Security Disability. Social Security employees actually refer to SSDI/SSD claimants as DIBS; retirement claimants as RIBS.

    Are you thinking about SSI (supplemental security income) and SSDI/SSD? Not necessarily. SSI is the federal welfare program. The medical definition of disability for SSI and SSDI/SSD is the same for adults.

    SSI can be denied for non-medical reasons which would be excess income/resources. SSDI/SSD can be denied because a person is not insured (didn't pay SS taxes long enough or recently enough). So because non-disability requirements are different a person could be eligible for one but not the other.

    If a person files a claim for SSI and also for SSDI/SSD and they aren't being denied for non-medical reasons then the medical decision will be the same for both. In other words, a person can't be medically approved for SSI and medically denied for SSDI if they are currently insured for SSDI.

    There are instances when someone can be approved for SSI but denied medically for SSDI. Example: The person paid into the social security program long enough to become insured but they stopped working and their insured status ran out. Let's say they were last insured for SSDI Dec 31, 2016 and they became disabled June, 2017. They could be approved for SSI but denied for SSDI because nothing which happens medically after Dec 31, 2016 is considered in making the SSDI decision because their coverage under the SS program ran out Dec 31, 2016.

    Another situation is when a person files for SSI and they also file for Social Security Disabled Adult Child benefits (also known as DAC). In order to get SSI a person must be disabled as of the month and year the claim is filed. That isn't the case with DAC benefits - a person must be disabled BEFORE age 22. They must also be unmarried. So if someone filed this month for SSI they could be approved but denied if they reached age 22 earlier and weren't severely disabled before age 22.

    Source(s): I was a social security claims rep for 32 yrs.
    • Smalm3 years agoReport

      Thank you so much!!!

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  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    dummy ssd IS ssdi! duh!

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  • SSDI stands for Social Security Disability Insurance. You get it when you have worked for enough credits that you are considered eligible, do not have a high level of current income, are unemployable at a level of gainful activity given your skills., and are disabled by SSA statuates

    Supplemental Security Income is for people who are too disabled to work gainfully, have resources under 2,000, and are deemed disabled under Social Security statuates.

    Both SSI and SSDi use the same "Blue Book" to determine if your disability meets their definition. So yes, if SSDI says you are not disabled under SSA guidelines, that applies to SSI too. There is no SSD.

  • 3 years ago

    they are the same thing.

    If you mean SSI, maybe not. If SSDI is denied based on lack of work credits, you might be eligible to apply for SSI.

    but is sounds like you were denied based on disability, so SSI will also be denied.

    realize that to get SSDI/SSI you have to be unable to do ANY work for at least a year and earn at least 1170/month. So if you can scrub toilets near full time, you don't qualify,

    if you can be a cashier at a dollar store full time, you don't qualify.

    and once target raised minimum wage to $15/hour, if you can work there part time--about 18 hours per week you don't qualify.

    if you are at least 55, you only have to be unable to do jobs similar to what you are qualified for, you are not expected to retrain for new types of work.

    I knew a woman who claimed she couldn't work..didn't have work credits for SSDI as she had been a housewife..husbands unemployment disqualified her from SSI....she was not eligible to apply...2 weeks later she had 2 jobs..1 full time/1 part time...and has been working like that for a few years now, after trying to claim disability

    sciatica is treatable...been there done that, know someone temporarily disabled by it...needed surgery...you need to be disabled DESPITE treatment....but those are only a couple examples, many options of easy light work..you have to be unable to do ANY work

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