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I am sorry to read about the denial of disability benefit
That seems odd that that Social Security Administration ("SSA") found him not eligible because he has not worked long enough when he worked for at least 17 years. On the jobs that he worked, do you know if the jobs deducted Social Security tax from his pay? You would need to go to local office of Social Security Administrative to have his earnings records reviewed. If the records are missing, you should contact IRS on his behalf to see if IRS would have copies of his W-2s. Once this information is obtained, it needs to be turned over to Social Security Administration to recalculate his earnings and redetermination of his eligibility for disability benefits.