SSDI is very hard, and I do mean hard to get and they are very strict on what you can and cannot have. But having kids and not paying child support can open another can of worms that can mean trouble.
Doesn't seem that way around here, it seems like people get it for every reason under the sun.
I live in Ohio, and it's near impossible to get. A friend of mine is autistic and his mental age is about 12 at best was denied once for SSDI and Medicade. Well, SSDI said that he wasn't disabled enough for SSDI. Medicade denied him because he has a trust fund and a couple other things. I was denied twice for SSDI because they told me that I wasn't diabled enough. What gets me is someone else I know gets it because she gets mild panic attacks if she works.
I'm in NY and My children's "donor" gets it cause he drinks to the point of blacking out and when he has no money has seizures from not drinking (withdrawls). He went to a neurologist and DID NOT TELL THEM HE DRINKS so they found that he has "migraines, seizure disorder, blackout spells, etc" based on just his word.... And he got disability. He passed seizure tests (even week long hospitalized ones) with NO episodes but they still say he has it and won't rule it out... Must be nice to be a lying scamming loser...
Meanwhile, I have severe rheumatoid arthritis and can't even open a bottle of water most of the time... And I fought for 3 years and was denied 3 times... It's sickening. Almost makes ya wanna take up drinking cause alcoholics and addicts get everything they apply for so it seems.... So I have no income other than what my husband makes and we have 5 people to take care of on about $1400 a month... I get about $200 combined each month for my kids from the SSDI that their donor gets... But that literally JUST started so for the past 2 years I have been scraping by, borrowing money, my dad has been buying diapers and stuff when we didn't have the money... It's just sad.
Really sad that the people who REALLY need the help get shafted....
I am reapplying this year probably in April (I'm pregnant right now, having the baby in 17 days. Last child for me, first and last for my husband... Really can't go deal with applying right now). And it sucks but I'm gonna get a lawyer this time around. By the time I knew I was even getting a court date and whatnot the last time, I was pregnant with the twins and was high-risk and wasn't supposed to be going anywhere or doing anything. So I didn't get a chance to do it then.