My Seizures Prevent Me From Working. What Can I Do?

If you or a family member suffers from epilepsy, you know that the symptoms and complications of this disorder can disrupt your life severely. To obtain Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income (SSDI/SSI) benefits, you must demonstrate that epilepsy prevents you from working in a substantial gainful activity.

Applying for SSD benefits can be challenging, however. It is typically best to work with an experienced lawyer to ensure that you submit the necessary information to the Social Security Administration. The attorneys at Cutter Hall Karlock, L.L.C., have more than 60 years of combined experience and stand prepared to help you through the filing process from beginning to end.

Epilepsy As A Disability

Neurological disorders such as epilepsy can be congenital or caused by an illness or injury affecting the brain or spinal cord. Depending on the severity of the disorder, you may experience symptoms including:

  • Migraines
  • Dizziness
  • Complex partial seizures
  • Convulsions
  • Staring spells
  • Repetitive behavior
  • Momentary lapses of consciousness
  • Trouble with memory and speech
  • Major seizures

Seizure disorders are, clearly, debilitating. So, too, are the medications used to treat them. Indeed, those undergoing treatment frequently experience dizziness, blurred vision, fatigue and organ failure — conditions that, on their own, prevent one from maintaining employment.

Helping You Through Every Aspect Of Your Claim

The Social Security Administration recognizes that individuals with epilepsy and other seizure disorders are often eligible for disability. Nevertheless, the Administration is stingy when it comes to handing out benefits.

For assistance in filing the strongest possible claim, reach out to our office in Columbus for help. You can call us at 614-254-5503 or contact us online. Initial consultations are always free.