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Medical Marijuana and Social Security Disability

By Ira H. Weinstock |

If Social Security finds that you are disabled and have medical evidence of your drug addiction or alcoholism, they will then determine whether your drug addiction or alcoholism is a contributing factor material to the determination of disability.  If so, they may find you ineligible for benefits.  This has ramifications for those using marijuana… Read More »

What Does “Insured Status” Mean for Social Security Disability Eligibility?

By Ira H. Weinstock |

Many people receive Social Security Disability denials because they were not insured at the time they become disabled.  In that case, they will receive a letter indicating that they are not eligible shortly after applying, and without any medical evidence being evaluated.  Typically, the reason for the loss of insured status is the failure… Read More »

WILL MY ATTEMPTS TO WORK AFFECT MY APPLICATION FOR SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY?

By Ira H. Weinstock |

Claimants often ask if it will hurt their chances of getting Social Security Disability if they work prior to applying for Social Security Disability benefits.  Most times, the answer is yes, but not always.  Clearly, if you are able to work and earn above a certain amount, you not are disabled by the Social… Read More »

Can I Get Social Security Disability Due to Obesity?

By Ira H. Weinstock |

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that more than a third (36.5%) of U.S. adults suffer from obesity. Recognized obesity related conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and some forms of cancer.  Obesity was in the past one of the listed impairments, which meant that you would automatically be qualified… Read More »

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