Here are the most accessible, consumer-friendly websites that provide information on Social Security disability (SSDI). Check them out to determine if you qualify for benefits or to learn how to apply for benefits or challenge a denial of benefits.
Comprehensive information written by Social Security claims examiners and disability lawyers about how the Social Security Administration defines disability and processes claims, and how to win an appeal for your specific medical condition.
National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives
The National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives is a nonprofit association of attorneys and other advocates who represent disability claimants. This website has a very helpful "Disability FAQ" page, and contains legal updates, case summaries, and lawyer referrals.
Social Security Online -- Disability Programs
The Social Security Administration's website contains a wealth of information about disability, including how to determine if you qualify for benefits, how to make a claim, and how to appeal a denied claim. Useful information includes a section that outlines the requirements of "substantial gainful activity" (http://www.socialsecurity.gov/OACT/COLA/sga.html) and links to electronic booklets about disability benefits (http://www.ssa.gov/pubs/10029.html).
Nolo's Social Security Disability Section
Learn whether you may qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), why your claim may be denied, and how to appeal a denial of benefits.