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Has Anyone Successfully Got Disability For Their Epilepsy Condition??

Has Anyone Successfully Got Disability For Their Epilepsy Condition??

Anyone been successfully accepted for disability benefits because unable to work and things like that?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Tkr Says it best all you need is doctor's letter to affirm epilepsy condition is not controlled. Your 1st app always rejected as a way to weed out fake ones. Then you can reapply to get approved. If not then ask DHS to help-is lawyer needed?

posted about 2 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Getting approved for SSDI for Epilepsy is a very difficult process because it is not a visible disability but rather one that must be proven with documents submitted by your neurologist and a psychologist or psychiatrist. And the laws for approval for SSDI vary depending upon the state that you live in. Here is the federal details of how to qualify: https://www.disability-benefits-help.org/disabl....

I have been rejected twice (even with a lawyer the second time) because my neurologist (someone who has Asperger's and thus actually believes that any epileptic patient who he provides the proper combination of his favorite trio of anticonvulsants who does not reach a long-term seizure free state cannot do so entirely because of the patient -- even though retractable epilepsy is a fact) at the time refused to fill out the document or provide anything. And in Massachusetts, you must prove that there is absolutely no job that you cannot do in order to be approved. I worked for 3 years with the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission and 2 professional job finder companies that they hired and then with the Epilepsy Foundation of New England and did find some jobs to apply for and even had interviews with many of them. And I would have even had the job as a visiting tutor for students who were not able to attend school for medical reason for a time, but I did not get the just simply because I could not drive. Any job that called for people who had the education level below a college degree would not even accept me as a candidate for an interview. And because I cannot prove (no technology exists to scan that deep into a living human brain with detail) the severity of the brain damage to the memory of my brain is also a major obstacle.

Read the document I provided and then go to the section of your state government to get the exact requirements for approval in your state. I can provide you with that information if you would like me to do the search for you.

edited, originally posted about 2 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

It took 2 yrs for me to get before a judge and with a lawyer. The judge focused on my med records that I had been previously diagnosed with degenerative disc disease but had not applied DDSI for. He asked did I limp and I told him that I had occasionally had to be carried to my car. He gave me DDSI right then but he never mentioned my back issue in his approval report

posted about 2 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

@A MyEpilepsyTeam Member , I will have Epilepsy for the rest of my life too.

edited, originally posted about 2 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I have SSDI. Took about two years. I had a sezuire in front of the doctor who makes the decision id i receive it or not. Gave me a lot if back pay. Goes up with inflation. Comes with Humana Pharmacy. Medicare. Dont wory though. Basically yes unless you want to return to work. I tried but businesses always fired me so i stay on it. Hope this helps. If you didn't work you get SSI. Much less money like 650-800.

edited, originally posted about 2 months ago
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