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SSDI: Drug Addiction and Alcoholism

September 20, 2019

Social Security no longer awards benefits solely on the basis of drug addiction and/or alcohol addiction. If drug addiction and/or alcoholism is a contributing factor to your disability, then we will be unable to win your case. If you can prove that you have been clean and sober for a minimum of twelve months and are continuing with rehabilitation, then we may be able to help you. Social Security Ruling (SSR) 82-60: titles II and XVI: Evaluation of Drug Addiction and Alcoholism has been rescinded and replaced by  Social Security Ruling (SSR) 13-2p: Titles II and XVI: Evaluating Cases involving Drug Addition and Alcoholism (DAA). The new SSR explains the Social Security Administration’s policies for how they consider whether “Drug addiction and alcoholism” (DAA) is a contributing factor material to their determination of disability in disability claims and continuing disability reviews.

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