Can I Secure Social Security Disability Benefits While Using Medical Marijuana?
Social Security Disability is a federal program governed by Federal regulation. Federal laws have not legalized marijuana for medical purposes. A claim could be technically denied because of marijuana use, even if the state deems it a legal activity.
Recognizing the stark difference between federal law and those in some states, judges have awarded benefits for people using marijuana for medicinal purposes. The challenge is easier to overcome if there is a current prescription and medical card.
However, if the use of illegal drugs or abuse of alcohol or prescription drugs was a material cause of disability, claims will be denied. Residents of states that legalize marijuana have the best chance at securing benefits. Obtaining a medical card for medical use if vital.
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