My Brother and I Both Have Arthritis. Why Does He Get SSDI and I Do Not?

My Brother and I Both Have Arthritis. Why Does He Get SSDI and I Do Not?

Martin and his brother, Louie, both suffer from arthritis. Both are unable to work to support themselves. However, only Louie receives Social Security Disability Insurance benefits, although they both applied. Why does Louis get SSDI and Martin doesn’t? Let’s look at how the Social Security Administration makes this kind of decision. General Requirements Needed to…

Your SSDI Denial Notice Is Not the Final Answer

Your SSDI Denial Notice Is Not the Final Answer

Maria and Tom’s finances were devastated when Maria could no longer work due to her disability. They applied for Social Security Disability Insurance to partially cover her former income. When Maria received an SSDI denial notice, though, they wondered, “What now?” SSDI Denial Process Social Security Disability Insurance benefits may be denied for a number…

Fighting an SSDI Denial When Your Doctor Says You Can’t Work

Fighting an SSDI Denial When Your Doctor Says You Can’t Work

The application process for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits can be frustrating. It seems to take too long to receive benefits, even after you have submitted correct paperwork with supporting documents. Being denied SSDI when your doctor says you can’t work is an especially trying result. However, there are ways to defend against an SSDI…