SSI or SSDI (Social Security Disability)

Is there anybody on this form on SSI or SSDI for type 2 diabetes?

The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program pays benefits to disabled adults and children who have limited income and resources. SSI benefits also are payable to people 65 and older without disabilities who meet the financial limits.

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSD or SSDI) is a payroll tax-funded, federal insurance program of the United States government. It is managed by the Social Security Administration and is designed to provide income supplements to people who are physically restricted in their ability to be employed because of a notable disability, usually a physical disability.

I've never considered diabetes (either Type 1 OR Type 2) to be a disability, so I'm not sure how/why someone with Type 2 diabetes would qualify for SSI or SSDI.

Oh boy . I do not want my thread to be a debate about is type 2 diabetes a disability or not a disability. There are type 2 diabetic like myself,We have a hard time working due to neuropathy,retinopathy, hypertension and/or nephropathy. I would like to hear from diabetic on SSI or SSDI.

rgcainmd if your diabetes isn't an issue while working,I say power to you but for some diabetic,this chronic disease is a thorn in our side while working

Diabetes does not qualify as a 'disability' for SSDI.

Certain complications might.

All I'm looking for is diabetic on SSI or SSDI. Other people can debate if diabetes or it complication is or is not a disability.

Generally speaking a person can receive SSI for any of the most severe complications. I do not receive SSI for a diabetes complication, but my mother (Type 1) did. She received SSI for visual impairment, kidney impairment, and neuropathy. I am not for certain if that helps answer the question or not.


rick (aka: #blankieboy,

It does. I suffer from visual impairment and diabetes nerve pain and was wondering how hard is it to get SSI

As I stated…diabetes, in and of itself, is not a disability covered under SSDI. So you won’t find anyone.

brboyer ,

i just found 2 people.

I've sent you a friend request. I have some info for you.

I do think they count diabetes under the 'disability' list. I was asked to check a box by an employer for diabetes. I didn't check it, which might have made them mad because it probably shorted them tax credit $$. Anything that made that employer mad, made me happy. I detested them.

I can guarantee you they are not receiving SSDI simply because they have diabetes. As I've said twice already, they may be receiving it for severe complications from diabetes that prevent them form working.

brboyer ,

You ,we agree to disagree and I do not want to wait my time on your topic but on mine topic . I am looking for diabetic on SSI and SSDi and I have found those diabetic. Next!.

Ok...Add me to your list. I'm a diabetic and on SSDI. ;-)


(my eyes are looking to the side) oooooo kkkk! i think I see some one over there willing to talk about diabetes and SSI/SSDI. What the ..

I'm willing to talk about the two subjects. Your OP stated you wanted to talk to anyone on SSI or SSDI for type 2 diabetes?

Have you changed your mind?

i recieve ssi for diabetes 2 and other things

I send you a PM machetesgirl

i got your friend request and accepted it

It's quite amusing....all you have to do is mention "SSDI" or "Disability" & people come out of the woodwork all ready to accuse you of trying to scam the system, while knowing absolutely nothing about your health issues or the severity of your complications. They just can't wait to list their various health issues & say, "I'm working, so why shouldn't you?" to show their determination & fortitude. What they're really showing is their need to dictate & control others. And, if such people happen to be miserable in their jobs, it's nice to have company.

I worked for 48 years & I never gave a moment's thought to those on disability; I don't know everything about their situation & it never mattered to me anyway. I'd rather live my own life & MMOB.