Social Security Disability for Epilepsy
If you have been diagnosed with Epilepsy you may qualify for Social Security Disability if you are not working and you are unable to work due to Epilepsy. To qualify for Social Security Disability for Epilepsy you must have been diagnosed with epilepsy and be on anti seizure medicine for at least three months. If you are taking anti seizure medicine and suffer from either Daytime episodes (loss of consciousness and convulsive seizures) or Nocturnal episodes manifesting residuals which interfere significantly with activity during the day. To qualify these episodes must be Grand mal seizures. To qualify for Social Security Disability you need to suffer from at least one or more episode a month after you have begun taking anti seizure medication. The seizures must either occur during the day or may occur at night but must then affect you during the day. This is because Social Security is chiefly concerned about your ability to work and therefore you must demonstrate not only that you are diagnosed with epilepsy but that the epilepsy must affect your ability to work. If you do not suffer from Grand Mal seizures you may be able to apply if you suffer from Petit Mal at least once per week. If you are unable to work and believe that you are entitled to Social Security disability you should contact an experienced Social Security disability attorney to represent you before Social Security disability benefits.