No Ssdi For Autoimmune Diseases In 2007? in Sclero Forums (MAIN) Posted December 21, 2006 Hi Emmie, I have checked with one of our medical advisors about this. They assure me that there is no basis for this at all. Furthermore, they added that SSDI judges only by "disease burden" and makes no assignations about "blame". Imagine all the emphysema/heart disease/cancer folks where behavior, e.g smoking has a real influence. So this just does not sound right. You really need to get this straightened out somehow. You sound big enough to somehow handle the situation, but imagine the devastation of people who have no idea what their rights are, or no support network to let them know it isn't true. I don't know exactly who you should approach, or how, but I am sure someone around here would have an idea how to go about it. Please don't just let it drop!