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Epilepsy and Social Security Disability

Posted on February 15, 2016 by Disability Help Group

Becoming disabled can leave an individual and family financially devastated. Social Security disability benefits can help cover financial costs involved in a disability if you are unable to work. A Social Security disability representative can help you determine eligibility and answer any questions you may have concerning a disability claim.

The Social Security Administration provides a listing of impairments to help determine if a claimant is eligible for Social Security disability benefits. Epilepsy is one of the neurological disabilities that are included in the listing of impairments. If you suffer from epilepsy and are unable to work, you may quality for disability benefits.

This listing of impairments for epilepsy includes not only grand mal seizure type but absence seizure type as well. Epilepsy can be a debilitating condition caused by any of the following:

  • Brain injury
  • Illness
  • Brain abnormalities

Epilepsy can interfere with a person’s ability to function normally on a daily basis. The Social Security Administration provides criteria that epilepsy must fall under in order to be considered. This criterion is that treatment for epilepsy has been unsuccessful after 3 months and you suffer from:

  • Grand mal seizures more than once a month
  • Petit mal seizures more than once a week

A qualified Social Security disability representative can help you prove if you suffer from a severe mental or physical disability. Don’t go it alone! The representatives at Disability Help Group understand the inner workings of the Social Security Administration and will help you navigate the system. Call us today for a FREE consultation – 1-(800)-800-3332.