I suffered a trauma 3 years ago. I was not a drinker nor a pot user, but after the trauma I started for aprox 6 months. I was recently diagnosed bipolor (well was actually diagnosed in college but did not seek treatment) and ptsd (post traumatic stress). I have been denied a few times and then got a lawyer. They had to file good cause letter because I was hostpitalized for my illness at the time that I needed to file the appeal for a hearing. Now I am waiting (I am in treatment for drug and alcohol and living in the mental health system housing, safe housing drug/alcohol free)
My question is that I have no criminal record, I am the one that turned myself in for the use, I am in treatment. My lawyer believes in my case. The waiting is excruciating. I really need this because I am on expensive medications now. After the trauma ( my son was kidnapped and my life collapsed), wellfare and in the mental health system, could I still recieve my Social Security?
Has anyone recieved SS after testing positive for drugs/alcohol? Especially if they are activily getting treatment?
Any words on this would be greatly appreciated.