Q. What if My Disability is Caused by Drugs and/or Alcohol?

A. Congress has enacted legislation that imposes significant restrictions on the eligibility for Social Security benefits if substance abuse issues are deemed to be contributing factors to an individual’s disability. While the existing law may seem unfavorable to such claims, consulting with a knowledgeable lawyer who can conduct a thorough analysis of your case may uncover alternative grounds that could legitimately qualify you for Social Security benefits.