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What are Seizure Disorders?

Seizure disorders occur when brain cells that control signals in the brain do not function properly. People may have partial seizures that involve specific parts of the brain or generalized seizures that involve a several regions of the brain. Seizures that are recurring are part of a condition known as epilepsy.

Seizuress pose a danger to the sufferer because they can strike at any time and without warning making it dangerous to drive, operate machinery, or even perform routine tasks like walking down a flight of stairs. While many people are able to control seizures through the use of medication, medication is not an effective treatment method for everyone.

While it is possible for seizures to be triggered from traumatic brain injury, epilepsy and seizures can develop in any person at any age. It is also possible for people who have suffered a heart attack, stroke, or other medical emergency that affects brain function to experience seizures.

Medical professionals run a series of tests to determine the nature of your seizures. The most common are an electroencephalogram (EEG) and brain imaging tests such as CT and MRI scans.

The most common treatment for seizures is prescribed medications. It may take several months for a medical provider to discover which medications and dosages work for a patient who is experiencing seizures and it is not uncommon for medication or dosages that once worked to stop working. As a result, people with chronic seizures often need to have regular checkups with a doctor to discuss whether treatment options are working as intended.

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Qualifying for Disability Due To Seizure Disorders

As with any condition that severely interferes with the someone's ability to work, the most important step to qualifying for disability related to seizure disorders is keeping the condition well-documented. Seek medical attention whenever a seizure occurs so that a medical professional has a written record of how frequent and severe seizures may be.

For people who suffer from seizures so often that they are not able to seek medical attention after every episode, a seizure diary that is reviewed by a medical professional on a regular basis can be kept. Sufferers should record the date, time and length of each episode. For the benefit of those providing medical treatment to the person experiencing seizures, any information about an event that may have triggered a seizure can be included.

The Social Security Administration (SSA) may contact friends and family members to verify that a person is experiencing seizures that are as frequent and severe as claimed and having as many of them as possible complete a Function Report - Adult Third Party form in advance for submission during the initial application process will bolster your case. It helps to know what the SSA is looking for in these forms and one of the many services we provide is advice based on our years of experience on how to approach filling them out.

In order to make qualification for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits more likely, compliance with any medical advice given by a doctor is advised. The SSA will review whether a person is taking prescribed medications and scheduling appointments with a doctor to receive treatment.

The frequency of seizures must be at least one per month even with medical treatment in order for a person to qualify for SSDI benefits. A minimum of three months must be given after medication is prescribed before a person can qualify for benefits.

Seizures must also significantly interfere with a person's ability to perform routine activities throughout the course of a day in order for the sufferer to qualify for SSDI benefits.

Make an Informed Decision

Have you become disabled because of a seizure disorder? We can help you obtain Social Security Disability (SSD) and supplemental security income (SSI) benefits due to your condition. We will consider your entire medical history when assessing your case. For example, some health problems or symptoms are seen more often in people with seizures than in people without seizures and mood changes can be related to the times of seizures or side effects of medications.

Should you file a Social Security Disability (SSD) or supplemental security income (SSI) claim because of seizures? We can give you the information you need to decide. Please contact us or call (518) 377-4204 to arrange a free initial consultation and case evaluation. We never charge a fee until we win your case.

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