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SSI denial upheld based on drug, alcohol abuse

A judge does not need medical or psychological evidence to make a decision about whether a person’s drug addiction or alcoholism is material to a disability determination, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled Friday. The court, in Josephine L. Cage v. Commissioner of Social Security (09-4530-cr), affirmed decisions by the Western New ...

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