When you've lived with a disability, you know that it can become difficult. There are ups and downs with any chronic injury or illness.
You've had epilepsy for many years, and it has usually been controlled. Then, you were in a car crash that seemed to make it much worse. Today, you have regular seizures. Though they don't usually require medical care, they do happen often and unexpectedly.
If seizures are preventing you from working, you may be able to pursue Social Security Disability benefits. While having a seizure disorder doesn't automatically qualify you for benefits, showing that you're having serious seizures, can't drive or have other issues working could help you make your claim and get the approval that you need.
I applied for Social Security Disability but was denied: Now what?
If you applied but received a denial, don't think that you're out of luck. Your attorney can help you review your case and the information that you submitted. Simple errors on your application could be the reason for the denial.
You do have a right to appeal. When you do, you'll want to make sure you include even more information about your disability and show how serious your disability is. You may want to include:
- Medical documents
- Statements from friends, coworkers and employments about how you've been affected
- Photographs or videos of your injuries
- Information about your treatment plan and if you've been following it
It is your right to appeal if you were denied Social Security Disability. Our website has more on the steps you can take to fight for the benefits you deserve.