Working Closely With Those Suffering From Seizure Disorders
There is little doubt that seizures are disabling to the person who suffers from them. However, the Social Security Administration (SSA) often denies many benefit claims for seizures. Seizures must occur with some frequency, and you must follow prescribed treatments in order to qualify for benefits.
At the Disability and Injury Law Offices of David R. Machek, we work closely with you to help you get the benefits to which you are entitled.
Meeting SSA Requirements For Benefits
When making an application for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, it is of the utmost importance to ensure that you have proper medical documentation for your disability. If you suffer from grand mal or major motor seizures, or if you suffer from petit mal or minor motor seizures, you must have medical evidence documenting the frequency of the seizures. The Social Security Administration (SSA) will likely want eyewitness accounts of the seizures as well.
In addition, the SSA requires that seizures occur with some frequency. For grand mal, that is at least once per month, despite having at least three months of consistent treatment. For petit mal, they must occur more than once per week, despite at least three months of treatment. The episodes must also have a defined impact on the victim’s ability to work. Our Philadelphia disability lawyer can explain more in depth the types of information the SSA will require.
The SSA will also deny benefits applications if the applicant fails to follow a prescribed treatment. The SSA will check blood records to determine the levels of any anti-seizure medications you have been prescribed. That is why it is important to seek medical treatment as soon as possible. If you are still having employment difficulties following treatment, our attorney can help walk you through the application process for benefits. If your claim is denied, we can also handle appeals as well.
We Can Make A Difference In Your Case
Obtaining SSD benefits for epilepsy and related disorders can be an uphill battle. Having dedicated legal counsel in your corner gives you a better chance of having your claim approved. We understand how debilitating epilepsy and other seizure disorders can be. That is why we have dedicated our practice to helping people understand their options and their rights.
Take The First Step Toward Securing Benefits Today
If a seizure disorder has made it difficult for you to find employment, we can help. To schedule an initial consultation and case evaluation with a trusted SSDI and SSI lawyer serving Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and the surrounding region, please contact us online, or call 215-385-5353 or 215-323-5320 to arrange a free initial consultation with our lawyer about SSD/SSI eligibility. Let us help you get the financial assistance you need and deserve.