Ssdi denied, ssi still pending

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 10/18/2017 - 09:16

I just went online today and saw that my ssdi was denied. I filled for ssdi and ssi on the exact same day. I figured my ssdi would be denied since I know that I don't have enough work credits. Yesterday the status on both said that a medical decision has been made and that someone may contact me. Now today the ssdi says denied but the ssi still says the same. What do you think this means?

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 09:28 Permalink

Hi There,

It's actually quite tough to be approved for both SSI and SSDI at the same time. In most cases either one or the other is denied.

It just means they are still in the process of writing up your decision. This is neither good nor bad. Wishing you nothing but the best.

Butterfly (not verified)
Wed, 03/21/2018 - 14:20 Permalink

I applied for SSI and SSDI in November 2017. I received an appt. to see a CE Doctor in January. Showed up but the Doctor cancelled and no one told me in advance. DDS scheduled another appt. for one month later at the end of February 2018. Online status changed on March 8th stating that a review for processing accuracy was taking place, which I was told that I was picked for a quality review. On March 19th, the system updated to say that a decision had been made, but there was no link to check what that was so I thought that was good because someone said you could click on it to see if denied. But then I checked again the next day on March 20th and things looked much different. My SSDI request was missing, and only the SSI portion was there. I clicked on the link and it said DENIED. I called the local office and they confirmed that I was denied and that a letter was mailed out. It has been two days since they said they mailed it and nothing in the mail yet. I will need that letter to get a number off of it to submit an appeal. This is why the letter is so important, who knew. Anyway, I was born with my disability and had it all my life, I am 51 now and just now filed even though I know many people who have what I have and they had benefits in their 20's and 30's, so very shocked that I was denied. For the reconsideration request, I am including my own medical records since I am not sure what the SSA received from various Doctors, and adding more symptoms that I deal with as I was modest at first with telling everything....maybe that will help.


In reply to by Butterfly (not verified)

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 16:24 Permalink

Hi Butterfly,

It is very common to be denied at the first stage, so don't be discouraged. Supplying the medical records will definitely help this time around. Best of luck to you!

Candy rudman (not verified)
Tue, 03/27/2018 - 19:27 Permalink

I applyed for ssi. but ss denied. filed appeal does this mean i got denied ssi cobfused


In reply to by Candy rudman (not verified)

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 15:57 Permalink

Hi Candy,

You can be approved for one and not the other as the qualifications differ. I would contact the SSA to find out if you were denied. Good luck!

Renee Faber (not verified)
Mon, 05/28/2018 - 16:47 Permalink

Am I still pending


In reply to by Renee Faber (not verified)

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 16:34 Permalink

Hi Renee,

We are not affiliated with the SSA. You will have to contact them at 1-800-772-1213.

Donna Hamilton (not verified)
Tue, 09/04/2018 - 10:05 Permalink

Last week my application said a decision was made and my application was being processed and when I checked this morning my disability application disappeared altogether, what does this mean?


In reply to by Donna Hamilton (not verified)

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 17:04 Permalink

Hi Donna,

I don't think it's anything concerning. You may want to call the SSA's toll free number to speak with a representative regarding that.

Donna Hamilton (not verified)
Tue, 09/04/2018 - 10:08 Permalink

Last week my application said a decision was made and my application was being processed and when I checked this morning my disability application disappeared altogether, what does this mean?


In reply to by Donna Hamilton (not verified)

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 15:36 Permalink

Hi Donna,

It sounds like they made a decision on your case. You should receive a letter in the mail outlining the decision that was made. Best of luck!

theresa young (not verified)
Tue, 11/06/2018 - 17:55 Permalink

I was denied for Disability benefits, because not enough credits, I also applied for SSI, does this mean that SSI was denied also?


In reply to by theresa young (not verified)

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 16:25 Permalink

Hi Theresa,

SSI is based on household income, so if you are unable to work and someone else in the home makes a decent income, then you will not qualify.

Eileen (not verified)
Wed, 11/28/2018 - 15:40 Permalink

My SSI was approved but I do not qualify because my assets are more than $2,000. However, my SSDI says denied as of today. I’m confused as to how this works?! My lawyer said if my SSI was approved then my SSDI should be approved as well...??!! I went to my chiropractor yesterday and he just got disability paperwork to fill out and was gonna submit this week. How can they base a decision when he hasn’t been giving the case to send his findings?


In reply to by Eileen (not verified)

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 16:22 Permalink

Hi Eileen,

Your SSDI may have not been approved because you do not have enough work credits, which you earn by working and paying into Social Security. SSI is based on your income and assets rather than work credits, so they both have two different technical qualifications that you need to meet. This is why you may qualify for one and not the other.

Lesley (not verified)
Wed, 12/05/2018 - 13:57 Permalink

My ssi is staying denied but my ssdi has completely gone from my account. Can i still be approved for my ssdi i do have enough credit. I don't understand why i can't see the ssdi any more they both was filed the same time


In reply to by Lesley (not verified)

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 15:49 Permalink

Hi Lesley,

I would speak with a SSA rep regarding that. Normally when applying for both SSI and SSDI, most people are denied SSI because of income limitations.

Robert Burton (not verified)
Wed, 12/26/2018 - 15:46 Permalink



In reply to by Robert Burton (not verified)

Fri, 12/28/2018 - 11:54 Permalink

Hi Robert,

You may be able to qualify for Social Security benefits with depression. Just make sure you have all of your medical records in order. You can start your application at your local SSA office.

Carrie (not verified)
Fri, 01/25/2019 - 12:52 Permalink

How long do the appeal council take

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