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So Is Epilepsy A Disability Or Not?

So Is Epilepsy A Disability Or Not?

This is a general question of public opinion. I myself always assumed it was, but apparently it's not at least according to Social Security in Indiana that is. I finally decided to apply b/c someone else I know receives disability do to having seizures which started after an aneurysm they also happen to work as well. So I decided to give it a try and was denied b/c epilepsy was not a disability that would stop me from working. So opinions do you agree or disagree on Epilepsy being a disability?

posted over 2 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

SkeeterDavis:
Spoke to her about the boards and hopefully soon she'll be on here.
She's a doctor with twin boys and also her elder parents live with her & her husband. When she does come to these boards I'll steer he to certain people.

posted over 2 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I'd agree that Epilepsy is a disability. It's not like we can control when we have a seizure or how many we have. People who don't live with epilepsy don't, & won't understand this.

posted over 2 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Epilepsy is a disability. It also depends on the severity and frequency of seizures. Your neurologist has to submit paperwork to the Social Security people on your behalf

edited, originally posted over 2 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

SkeeterDavis:
Have you looked into finding your Biologicial Family??
My dad passed in 1986 & I went and visited the Agency I was adopted from.
It was Louise Wise, now Spence Chapin the biggest Agency in NYC.
In December Gov. Cuomo made it official for any "Adoptee to search for their
Biologicial Pre Adoption Birth Certificate~ That has your "BIRTH NAME,
Birth Parents name, GrandParent''s names on it !!!
Can't wait to get mine.

posted over 2 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

SkeeterDavis:
I don't know wether or not you're watching the reboot of the Carl Sagan series
"Cosmos" on National Geographic onMondays @ 8:00PM???
BUT I'm just blown anway by it~ The reboot is done by Niel DeGrasse Tyson,
who's an Astrophysist & head of the Hyden Planetirium inNYC.
On last night's episode he mentioned Epilepsy and how the study of it goes back to the 1400's?????
IF you haven't watched it do yourself a favor & watch it.
During last nights show he said that Epilepsy was considered to be
"a special gift" as it does something to the mind's pathways

posted over 2 years ago
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