Q I suffer from an average of two seizures a month. I work in construction, and every day that I am forced to work, I worry that a seizure will put others and myself at risk. I applied for Massachusetts disability for seizures, but I was just denied. Can you help?
When you suffer from seizures, disability in Massachusetts can provide you valuable income. This income can help you deal with the need to limit your job functions so that your co-workers and yourself are not put at risk of something going wrong on a job site if you have a seizure. The Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) program in Massachusetts is meant to help limit these risks and provide you the income you need to live.
Receiving a denial letter in the mail can be frustrating and heartbreaking, but it is important to know that you still have options. You first action should be to appeal the decision against you. When you submit your appeal, it is critical that you include all of the necessary pieces of paperwork and documentation. Here are a few things you will need to make your appeal stronger:
- A statement from your doctor
- Proof that you have followed all treatments and prescriptions (this can include blood tests to show that your medication levels remained constant)
- Documentation of your frequency and severity of seizures
- Statements from your family and friends or any third party that has seen your seizures
The majority of people who apply for Social Security disability are denied the first time they submit their application. Now that you have been denied, it is important that you work with a Social Security disability lawyer in Massachusetts to submit your appeal. With his help, you can be confident that you submit a complete and accurate appeal that will increase your chances at being approved. Call us today at 888-904-6847 or 508-283-5500 to learn more.