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SSDI information where can I find it?

Millions of Americans apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) each year. Of those millions, there are hundreds of thousands who fumble around with little direction or information about how to start their case. Recently on our disability forum a user asked, “I am disabled and unable to work and I have heard a few things about SSDI, which I believe is a program offered for long-term disabilities. Where do I go to get SSDI information about this program?”

Starting the SSDI process and getting SSDI information

The good news is in this digital age there are numerous resources for information right at the click of a button. One of the best places to start to do your research is online at the Social Security Administration website (

In fact, they have a disability planner which walks you through the main requirements of the program and tells you whether or not you will qualify for benefits. Feel free to peruse this site, using the search button at the top right corner of each page to search on topics which interest you. Some of the main topics you should familiarize yourself with include work credits, substantial gainful activity, Social Security Disability Insurance, and Medicare.

Other websites and resources for SSDI information

After you have completed your search on the SSA site you can also go to other sites. We have a couple of sites which are very good and have thousands of articles which discuss disability benefits. Follow the links to,, and

Another option if you need SSDI information at your fingertips is to search on Amazon. Go to and search for books under the categories of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or SSA disability benefits.

There are dozens of books that can be purchased or downloaded on your ebook reading device. Many of them are also very affordable. Unfortunately, while SSDI lawyers have a great deal of SSDI information, they do not have a lot of time. Most disability lawyers have so many cases and are so busy that they will not have hours to spend on the phone chatting with individuals who are curious about SSDI.

In fact, many of them do not have the time to even talk to their own clients as much as their clients would like. While you will be able to get some information from disability case managers either employed by the SSA or by your lawyer, it’s best to do some research on your own and not rely on other people to spoon-feed you the information.

Bottom line: Getting SSDI information is easier than ever. Not only do you probably have some friends or neighbors who can share their experiences, you can also review the thousands of articles on line that answer any question you can possibly imagine. The SSA has also done a nice job of updating their website to make it easier to navigate and find the SSDI information you need.

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