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My initial disability claim was denied. The denial letter didn't even mention eligibility for partial disability. Anyone have luck or advice for getting their own claim granted on appeal?

posted February 24, 2019
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

Thanks everyone. The decision letter even listed and confirmed epilepsy, surgeries, depression, anxiety, etc... and went on to say but you have use of your arms and legs and can follow instructions. Lol. I guess you have to be completely vegetative for them to approve it. I'll DEFINITELY appeal and lawyer up. At a minimum I'll seek partial disability and work part time

posted February 25, 2019
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

I was denied 3 times then went to federal level and I got it. With 5 years back pay. Don't give up keep appealing it. Get a lawyer. Good luck

posted March 21, 2019
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

Rarely does anyone get approved for disability the first time they apply. You should always appeal their decision but make sure to provide plenty of documentation. I always dug up as much paperwork from doctors and hospitals as i could find on all medical conditions I currently have. Not all people with epilepsy are considered disabled by the government. If you look up on the social security disability website, it lists guidelines for what qualifies you for disability as an epileptic. It took me years to get approved for disability.

posted March 8, 2019
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

Out of everything I kept and have with them and with a lawyer from all the jobs I worked and what happened there they determined I was a liability to any company I work for therefore was confirmed disability.

posted February 26, 2019 (edited)
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

If you try to apply for Social Security, make sure you have a lot of Documentation from your Dr. or Dr.’s on your Epilepsy.

Then try to apply for only SSI . If you have worked a long time check to see if your eligible for SSDI . But start with SSI first before asking about SSDI.

posted February 26, 2019

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