Seizures are scary when they hit. A seizure can be a frightening experience for you and those around you. No matter how often they occur, every time you have a seizure you are put at risk.
If you suffer from epilepsy in Massachusetts, you know how dangerous seizures can be. This brain disorder can be caused by cerebral palsy or stroke. However many times there is no known cause, making it difficult for a doctor to provide you with effective treatment.
To be diagnosed with epilepsy, you must have had at least two unprovoked seizures. When this happens your doctor will likely put you on certain medications to help lower the frequency and the severity of your seizures. Although this may be somewhat effective, you may still experience seizures. If you have a seizure while driving or at work, you may be unable to perform the duties of your job, and therefore may qualify for disability for epilepsy in Massachusetts.
According to the Social Security Administration (SSA) there are a few requirements you must meet before you can receive Massachusetts disability on the basis of epilepsy:
- You must have at least one seizure per month. These seizures must still happen even after taking anti-seizure medication for a minimum of three months.
- Your seizures must happen during the day and cause you to lose consciousness or convulse, or your seizures must happen during the night and cause symptoms that impact your daily activities.
- If you are an adult who does not suffer from convulsing seizures, you must demonstrate that your seizures have an impact on your daily activities or cause you to behave abnormally immediately after the seizure.
Showing the impact your seizures have on your daily activities can be very difficult. If you suffer from epilepsy, Boston Social Security lawyers can help you fill out your application in a way that will maximize your chances of approval. When you work with a lawyer, you can be confident that you are providing the necessary documentation and answering questions in a way that maximizes your odds that the Social Security Administration will approve your application.
Do you suffer from frequent seizures? Get help and guidance from a Massachusetts disability attorney at Keefe Disability Law before submitting your disability application. Call today at 888-904-6847 or 508-283-5500 to get started.