The Role Medications Play in Your Disability Claim.

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Here’s a “catch-22” for you: you do not have to be taking any prescribed medications in order to qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (“SSDI” or “disability benefits”). But if you are not taking any medicines to treat your symptoms and you are applying for disability benefits based on a medical condition that could be improved by medication, your … Read More

Can I Smoke Pot and Still Collect Social Security Disability?

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Marijuana Use and Social Security Disability By Mike Wolter, Attorney Parmele Law Firm, P.C. According to the UN, approximately 158.8 million people around the world use marijuana.  In the United States, approximately 19.8 million people indicated they had used marijuana in the last month. As a social security disability lawyer in St. Louis, MO, I have many clients tell me … Read More

Drug and Alcohol Abuse and Your Disability Claim

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Drug and Alcohol Abuse and Your Disability Claim By Mike Wolter, Attorney Parmele Law Firm, P.C. Many people who file for disability are worried about either past or present usage of drugs and/or alcohol. Drugs and alcohol can play a very large role in how your case is decided. Since 1996, alcoholism or drug use cannot be the sole basis … Read More

Can a Drug Addict Get Social Security Disability?

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Can a Drug Addict Get Social Security Disability? By Andrew DeLaMare, Attorney Parmele Law Firm, P.C. I hear a lot of people asking if a drug addict can get social security disability.  As disability attorneys in Wichita, KS, we have seen that the use of any illegal drugs or alcohol abuse will more than likely become a significant impediment to your … Read More

Substance Abuse and Social Security Disability

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By James Pavisian, Attorney Parmele Law Firm, P.C. As a social security disability lawyer in Salina, KS, I often meet people who claim that they know people who receive disability and that the only problem that individual has is alcoholism or substance abuse. I usually tell those people the same thing: it is very difficult for someone with substance abuse … Read More

Parmele Law Firm on Substance Abuse and Disability

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Will Substance Abuse Prevent Me From Being Found Disabled? By Andrew DeLaMare Parmele Law Firm, P.C.   As a Parmele Law Firm disability attorney in Kansas City, MO, I can assure you that an important factor to consider when filing for your disability claim with Social Security, is whether you are actively abusing substances such as illegal drugs or alcohol. … Read More