Seizures and Social Security Disability Claims

Seizures can be a frightening experience. Neurons in the brain transmit electric impulses to communicate with other parts of the brain, and a seizure occurs when an impulse misfires. There are more than 29 different types of seizures, but many can be controlled with medication.

If you suffer from seizures or have to take medications that keep you from working, you may qualify for Social Security disability benefits. To discuss your legal options, contact the Indianapolis Social Security disability attorneys of the Hankey Law Office at 317-634-8565.

Preparing Your Disability Case

Because seizures can often be hard to prove to the Social Security office, you may need to visit a medical professional after every seizure to help document your condition. Many doctors also recommend keeping a journal of seizures with the following information:

  • The date of the seizure.
  • What time the seizure started and stopped.
  • Detailed description of seizure noting how you felt before, during and after. Also, compare the seizure to the previous one.
  • What you did that day, especially what you were doing just before the seizure.

The Social Security Administration may deny your claim if it can disprove the severity of your seizures, so it is important to do everything you can to strengthen your case.

Contact Us

If you or a loved one has had to miss work because of severe seizures or because of the effects of medications for seizures, you may be eligible to receive Social Security disability benefits. For more information, contact the Indianapolis Social Security disability attorneys of the Hankey Law Office at 317-634-8565.