Substance Abuse Can Affect Your Social Security Claim

Substance Abuse Can Affect Your Social Security Claim

  • Substance Abuse will generally have a negative effect on your Social Security Claim
  • Your Substance Abuse cannot be a material factor that contributes to a finding of Disability
  • Social Security will determine if the elimination of Substance Abuse will have an effect on your Ability to Work
  • If an individual with a Mental Disability stops their Substance Abuse for 6 or more Months, and has little or no change in Mental Stability, they will have a better chance of obtaining a Claim
  • Testimonies with Relapse, in comparison to your Medical Record, need to be Consistent and Honest

This short informational video was provided by Anne Howard, an experienced Connecticut Social Security Disability Lawyer.