Social Security Disability or SSI for Drug Abuse and Addiction: Part 2

In order to have a Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) claim you have to work. For age 24 you need at least 6 work credits qualify for SSDI, 12 work credits if you are between ages 24 to 31, and 31 years and older you will need to earn 20 work credits in the past 10 years before you became disable to be eligible for SSDI. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is for low-income disable people who never work in their life or do not have enough work credits, for the blind, and for disable people age 65 and up.

In order to have a Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) claim you have to work. For age 24 you need at least 6 work credits qualify for SSDI, 12 work credits if you are between ages 24 to 31, and 31 years and older you will need to earn 20 work credits in the past 10 years before you became disable to be eligible for SSDI. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is for low-income disable people who never work in their life or do not have enough work credits, for the blind, and for disable people age 65 and up.

Here are some behaviors or symptoms of drug addicts include:

  • You react emotionally or emotionally if anyone ask questions about your use of the drug.
  • You need to use the drug regularly (daily, usually every few days, or even more frequently).
  • You spend more time and energy getting and using the drug.
  • You need more and more of the drug to produce the same effect.
  • You give up other activities because of your drug use.
  • You cannot stop using the drug because of a physical reaction.
  • You keep using the drug even though you do not want to.
  • It becomes a high priority to you to make sure you have a supply of the drug.
  • You do other things or drive when you are under the influence of the drug, even when you know that it is unsafe.
  • Your drug addiction is at a high priority, when you will make sure you have a supply of the drug.
  • A belief that you need the drug to deal with problems.
  • You spend money to obtain the drug, whether or not you can afford it.
  • You begin to do things you will not normally do in order to get the drug (steal, lie, etc.).

Drug Addiction treatments may include withdrawal therapy or psychological therapies (self-help groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), counseling, and treatment programs. However, on a Medical Assistant form have a part where it ask what kind drugs you are currently taken and does it lessen your withdrawal symptoms may be needed. Drug Addiction is a chronic and danger of relapse is a high risk without seeking medical and psychological support.

Social Security Disability or SSI filing a Claim for Drug Addiction Diagnosis

It is not possible for you to receive Social Security Disability or Supplemental Income Benefits based only having a Drug Abuse and Addiction. Unfortunately, Social Security Administration (SSA) will not approve your disability benefits for people with a disability that was caused or worsened by your drug addiction.

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