The Government Accounting Office estimates that 60% of individuals with substance use disorders who are eligible to collect Social Security Disability/SSI Benefits never apply. This program, led by attorney Maryjean Ellis, provides a toolkit to help this subset of potential claimants with mental disorders, often stigmatized and misunderstood.
The program includes a brief overview of the basics of the Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income programs, including individuals’ insurance status, and the Five-Step Sequential Analysis by which all claims are processed. It also highlights the ways in which the Social Security Administration (SSA) treats DAA differently than any other Medically Determinable Impairment (MDI). Lastly, the program discusses Mental Disorders medical listings, the determination of residual functional capacity, and recent SSA rule changes.
I have a personal interest in knowing more about DAA as it pertains to SSI, so the program was informative and timely.
Very interesting presentation! Speaker knowledgeable and informative!
Very informative and knowledgeable presenter.