Last week on the blog we discussed substance addiction and how it can play a role in obtaining Social Security disability. For many people in Florida and across the nation, substance addiction is a disease that has reshaped their day-to-day lives. Sometimes the addiction is the result of an underlying mental health condition, or sometimes substance use results in a mental or physical condition. For example, if an individual can show that his or her anxiety or panic attacks meet the Social Security Administration’s requirements for disability, then he or she will be awarded SSD benefits even if that condition was caused by substance addiction.
As you can imagine, though, this is oftentimes a hotly contested issue. Claims adjudicators may look for ways to work around the requirements or interpret your evidence in a way that leaves you ineligible for the benefits you desperately need. This is why you need to prepare a legally sound claim before initially pursuing it. Yet, even if your initial claim is denied, you still have the opportunity to appeal the decision which, in turn, could lead to the recovery of benefits.
At The Lawrence Law Firm, our dedicated team of legal professionals aggressively work to develop our clients’ claims into strong bases for SSD benefits. We analyze each and every case with an eye for potential problems. Once those issues are identified, we work with our clients to address them, whether that means seeking out additional medical opinions or gathering the appropriate employment records.
We recognize the challenges faced by those who are unable to work on account of their disability. Their day-to-day lives are oftentimes thrown into disarray, which can only be exacerbated when they are unable to work and earn a living wage. Our firm goes to work every day in hopes of ensuring that these individuals can reclaim at least a portion of the life they once knew, including financial stability.