Can I Collect Social Security If I Suffer From Epilepsy?

Did you know that if you suffer from a severe seizure disorder like convulsive epilepsy and cannot work, you might be entitled to Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits?isolated FAQ button

Receiving an award for a claim involving a seizure disorder may be difficult—you will need to show that the disability makes it impossible for you to function in a work setting. If you think you have this problem and are contemplating applying for SSDI, you should do the following:

  • Keep a diary of your episodes.
  • Have a physician track and monitor your seizures, recording them for documentation.
  • Stay compliant with any medication.
  • Talk to our SSDI attorneys.

If you experienced seizures regularly, you are going to be more likely to qualify for benefits than someone who has episodes periodically. When you apply for benefits, the Social Security Administration may review your medical records, taking note of when your seizures occurred and any doctor visits you had.

This is why it is important to have documentation corroborating your episodes and the severity.

Will I Qualify for SSDI If I Have Epilepsy?

If you have epilepsy and are unable to work, you may be able to qualify for SSDI. Contact our attorneys today so that we may review your case.

In addition to the steps located above, it may be smart to keep your friends and family members updated on your condition. It is possible that a claims examiner reviewing your case might contact them to gain insight into the severity of your condition.

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