Can I apply for Social Security disability benefits if I have a drug or alcohol addiction?

Yes, but your addiction cannot be the reason why you are unable to work. You cannot apply for disability on the basis of your addiction alone. This means that there must be another medical or psychiatric condition other than your addiction that is the reason why you cannot work. Continue reading “Can I apply for Social Security disability benefits if I have a drug or alcohol addiction?”

Can I apply for Social Security if I have a mental condition?

Absolutely! Though mental illness is sometimes called the “invisible illness,” mental disorders are the primary diagnosis of a large proportion of all SSI and SSDI recipients. In 2016, a mental disorder was the primary diagnosis of 37.3% of SSDI beneficiaries and 60.2% of SSI recipients. Continue reading “Can I apply for Social Security if I have a mental condition?”