Social Security Disability Insurance, or SSDI, is the government’s way of helping those whose physical handicaps or medical conditions are preventing them from retaining a decent job. As handy as this initiative is, federal law is very strict with what it considers as a “disability”. Those who fail to match the government’s definition of a person with disability will not be qualified for the benefits.
While there are good reasons why the restrictions on SSDI applications exist (to prevent fraud, for instance), the rules can sometimes be detrimental to those who actually need the insurance. There have been numerous cases where even the most debilitating medical conditions were unfairly snubbed by Social Security, simply because the authorities could not determine whether the applicants were unfit for work or not.