ssdi... loophole? Grip, but wold love advice or input.
ok, so I am 32 & have just been dx w/ MS. I worked from 97-01, stayed home w/ children, and worked from 07-09, became a full time college student (until Monday, cause I can't handle it all). So, I do not meet the work test b/c I have not worked 5 of the last 10 years. I file taxes every year though. And I read that SS uses full-time school as a reason to not pay SSDI cause they say if you can put in 30-40 hours a week for school, then you can work, so why can they not look at it the opposite way, if I was putting in 30-40 hours a week for school, it is equal to work???? I called a lawyer & he pretty much said "tough cookies". I don't qualify for SSI b/c I'm married. I have 2 kids & was in school so I could provide better for them, not so I could get some da*# disease that would take more away from them! And I cannot remember what I learned in class today, so how am I suppose to remember it for a test? I'm normally a very positive, silver-lining kind of person, but I feel like I'm fighting a losing battle. Do I call another lawyer? I've read about people getting ssdi w/o enough work credits. Sorry, I'm really upset right now. I just don't know what to do.