Epilepsy and Social Security Disability Benefits
Are you one of the 50 million people worldwide who suffer from epilepsy? Are your seizures severe even though you're undergoing treatment – and does epilepsy keep you from working?
If so, you may know all too well that this condition impacts every part of your life – including your finances. Lack of a paycheck and piles of medical bills, in addition to struggling with the effects of epilepsy, may seem like too much to handle.
There may be some relief. You may be eligible to receive Social Security disability (SSD) benefits.
The problem is that the Social Security Administration (SSA) denies over three-fourths of initial applications. And once you're denied, you have only 60 days to file an appeal.
To the government, which has been flooded with applications, you're just a claim number. To us, you're a person with a family dealing with a tough situation.
At Edgar Snyder & Associates, we're ready to help you get the SSD benefits you need. We can help you with the application process, or if your claim was denied, we will fight to win your appeal.
Social Security Disability Eligibility for Epilepsy Patients
The Social Security Administration has a specific set of criteria it uses to determine whether a person is eligible for SSD benefits. To be considered "disabled," your medical condition must:
- Prevent you from working full-time
- Have lasted, or is expected to last, for at least one year
- Be life-threatening (especially when diagnosed with other diseases or disorders)
There are over 40 different types of epilepsy, each with its own triggers and medical complications. While each case is evaluated individually, the Social Security Administration looks for people with epilepsy who:
- Have epileptic episodes within a certain period of time
- Continue to have episodes even though they take their medication correctly and see a specialist regularly
Please note – the Social Security Administration will review your medical records to determine the severity of your epilepsy and if it qualifies you for SSD benefits. If you haven't worked long enough, or recently enough, to have paid enough into the Social Security system, you may be eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits instead.
Application Denied? You Must Act Now
For decades Edgar Snyder & Associates has helped thousands of people just like you get the SSD benefits they need to pay their bills and focus on their health.
If the SSA denied your application, or you want help applying, contact our law firm today. We win the majority of claims we appeal for our clients.
We can guide you through the complex Social Security disability system and give you peace of mind in the process. By choosing our experienced attorneys, you will know that you have done everything possible to be approved for SSD benefits.
Remember, if your application was denied, you have only 60 days to file an appeal.
Best of all, if we don't win your appeal, you won't owe us a penny. There really is "never a fee unless we get money for you."
Call 412-394-1000, or fill out our free legal consultation form to get started. Our legal consultation is absolutely free, with no obligation to use our services. Phones answer 24/7 – call now.