Capable Representation Gaining Benefits for Substance Abuse

Substance abuse can have a devastating impact on an individual’s health and functioning. People who have been impaired by alcohol or drugs for a significant duration of time may experience damage to their liver, lungs and other vital organs. Since chemical dependency may also impact the brain, people who have been chemically dependent for a protracted period of time may also suffer damage to their memory, emotional well-being and higher functioning. In severe cases, people who have been chemically dependent may suffer complications that may make it difficult or impossible to work.

If you or a loved one is unable to work due to a physical or mental disability arising out of a substance abuse problem, help may be available. Social Security Disability cases involving alcohol and chemical dependency are complex. Judges are very reluctant to award benefits to individuals if their physical or mental impairment is due to current drug or alcohol abuse. For people who have stopped using drugs or alcohol, however, their chances of obtaining benefits improve. Each case is unique and judges view these cases differently, so it is important that you consult with an experienced Social Security Disability attorney to determine how to best proceed with your case.


Disability Insurance Benefits (SSDIB) are paid to individuals who have a physical or mental disability that is expected to significantly impair their ability to work for at least 12 months or which may cause death. To be eligible, a person must have worked and paid into the system for a sufficient period of time. People who are not eligible for SSDIB may be eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), a federal government benefit paid to people who are 65 or older, blind or disabled and who have limited income and assets.

Speak With a Michigan SSDIB/SSI Attorney

At Babut Law Offices, PLLC, we have represented thousands of clients in SSDIB and SSI cases. We have a strong record of results in SSDIB and SSI claims because we take time to manage each case with a high degree of care.

If you have applied for benefits and been denied, we can help. We have a strong record of results in SSDIB and SSI appeals. We have experience representing clients who have suffered a wide range of physical and mental disabilities. You can rely on us for the experienced, knowledgeable and highly skilled representation you need.

Contact Our Attorneys for Assertive Representation

To speak with one of our Detroit substance abuse SSDIB claims lawyers, call (734) 485-7000 or contact us by email. To provide effective local counsel to clients throughout southeast Michigan, we have office locations in Ypsilanti, Jackson, Taylor and Adrian, Michigan.

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