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Tuesday, April 19, 2016
#SocialSecurityDisability: alcoholism makes obtaining disability difficult
It shouldn't, but it does. It used to be alcoholism was a basis for SSDI or SSI. Not now and quite the contrary. If it is ongoing, it can often spell doom for a disability case.
In my experience, most people drink to ease pain be it physical or psychological. Often it is both. The key is to show the alcoholism is a symptom of an underlying issue not a material factor in disability.