It is important to know that a drug or alcohol addiction should not prevent you from applying for Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income, known as SSDI and SSI, respectively. The existence of drug addiction and alcoholism, or DAA -- the official term the Social Security Administration uses -- triggers a particular analysis of your disability claim.
The Social Security Administration, or SSA, proposed a change in February to its Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income regulations that would remove limited English proficiency, called LEP, from consideration as a factor impacting whether older people with severe medical impairments and other restrictions can work.
When an injured or ill claimant applies for Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income based on disability, the Social Security Administration or SSA in most cases uses a five-step sequential evaluation process to determine whether the person is disabled under federal law.
Applying for disability benefits through Social Security can be a complicated, stressful process. It can be even more complicated for people with conditions that are not immediately identifiable as disabling.
When you suffer a disabling injury or illness and cannot work, securing benefits is crucial. For man, this includes disability benefits from Social Security. These benefits can replace a portion of your wages and cover necessary medical care.
If you have recently been granted Social Security Disability benefits, you are probably experiencing a sense of relief after completing the process. But this may be replaced by a new set of anxieties: will my benefits run out or be taken away?
If you suffer from a serious medical condition and cannot work enough to support yourself, Social Security Disability benefits can be a crucial resource. These benefits allow workers with life-threatening or long-term disabling conditions to receive money to help them pay for things like living expenses and medical bills when they cannot work.