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How Alcohol and Drug Abuse affect your Social Security Claim

Several years ago, Social Security granted benefits to those whose primary impairments were drug or alcohol abuse. This changed when Congress passed legislation in 1996 called the Contract with America Advancement Act. The rules changed so that claimants who were addicted to drugs and
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When Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits, do I need to see a therapist for my mental health conditions if I am already seeing a psychiatrist?

Applying for Social Security disability benefits is a difficult process and the standards used by the Social Security Administration are high.  This is particularly true with mental health conditions,.  Part of the reason mental health conditions are difficult to evaluate is because m
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