Social Security Disability claims involving alcoholism and drug addiction are at the top of the list in presenting the greatest challenges to claimants and their legal representatives. You must prove that your substance abuse is not material to your disability. Material means that substance abuse is not the cause of your medical inability to work. For example, if you are unable to work because of underlying depression, you may be able to obtain SSDI or SSI disability benefits.
I accept clients who have a history of severe substance abuse on a case-by-case basis.
If you or a loved one living in central or eastern North Carolina suffers with a severe and persistent mental health diagnosis, please contact my office for a free consultation of your Social Security Disability claim. You can reach us online or by calling 919-805-3311 or toll free at 800-768-1330.