WHY CAN THIS ALCOHOLIC I KNOW GET SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY AND I CAN’T?

Posted August 2, 2016

Recently, a Social Security Disability applicant got frustrated when they met with me because he got denied for Disability benefits by Social Security but he knows an alcoholic or drug user that gets Social Security Disability even though nothing is wrong with them.

It is not uncommon for Social Security Disability applicants to know other people who get Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income benefits but do not appear to be disabled and engage in bad behaviors such as drinking excessively or using drugs.

Drummond Law understands this can be very frustrating especially if you have legitimate medical conditions that prevent you from working and have been denied by Social Security for disability benefits. However, the first thing we always say if a client brings up a situation like this is that (1) we do not know what kind of medical problems that particular person has and (2) a denial by Social Security does not mean you positively can not get benefits and we are only concerned about doing what we can to improve your case to make it a winner and get you disability benefits.

By focusing on your case and your case only, Drummond Law can ensure (1) you are seeing the proper doctors for your medical conditions so that we can get the best medical evidence possible and (2) you are talking to those doctors and explaining the symptoms and problems you have due to your medical conditions.

Therefore, the answer to the above question is not that you can not get disability benefits, it’s that you CAN with Drummond Law’s help.

If you or someone you needs help with their Social Security Disability case, please call Drummond Law at (800) 842-0426 for a FREE consultation so that we can make your case a winner.

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