- SSDI and SSI Disability Benefits for Drug Addiction
- Who Decides If a Disability Claim Gets Denied for Drug Addiction or Alcohol Abuse?
- Can You Get Disability If You've Used Alcohol Or Drugs?
- Disability Claims Based, in Part, on Substance Abuse
- Should You Admit Alcohol or Drug Use When Applying for Social Security Disability?
- Can You Get Disability Benefits for Chronic Alcoholism?
Since 1996, you can no longer get Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) or SSI benefits for alcoholism or drug addiction alone. You can, however, get disability benefits for damage caused by the alcohol or drug abuse, such as liver damage, emotional problems, cardiovascular disease, or cancer. But this is true only if you are no longer drinking or abusing drugs, or if your medical condition is so severe that the damage caused by the drinking or drugs is irreversible.