I recently applied for SSI for my son - on my own.
He had previously been approved as disabled for Medicaid, but the workers sent the application through as Medicaid only - which was fine, it was what was need at the time.
Over the weekend, I got a denial letter from the social security office stating they did not evaluate his disability because he didn’t have any work credits. Duh - he’s been sick since he was 15 so I know he didn’t qualify for SSDI.
Is that just standard & I’ll receive another letter from somewhere else?
Or should I move on the 60-day appeal now?
Or have I just wasted my time by applying to the wrong place?
This was an online application that went directly to social security. In one place, it said you couldn’t apply for SSI online, then in another place it said you could.
I’ve got a college degree, I design sophisticated computer systems, and I like to think I can follow directions, but filing for disability is worse than doing your taxes. I can’t imagine someone with a mental disability every figuring it all out.