RH&K - Rogers, Hofrichter & Karrh, LLC
770-884-6705
877-572-3949
Defending and
Empowering the Disabled
Over 20 years. 4000+ cases.
Experience matters.
Social Security Disability
Workers' Compensation

Long-Term Disability
Veterans Disability
Click Here for Site Topics

Are benefits available for those with seizure disorder?

There are few things more valuable to Georgia residents than their personal health. This is why a serious illness or injury can be so life-changing, because it can strike at the core of the person's everyday life.

For instance, a serious illness can prevent a person from earning a livelihood if they can no longer continue working at their job. While these illnesses or injuries may often be physical in form, there are also neurological and mental conditions that have the same impact and prevent the person from working.

To take one example, a person who has epilepsy, otherwise known as seizure disorder, may not be able to work because of the seizures they experience. For some, the seizures can be controlled with medication or surgery. However, others do not see this control over their symptoms, which presents an extremely serious problem for safely working at their job.

Fortunately, those with seizure disorder may qualify for Social Security disability benefits. The availability of Social Security disability benefits for illnesses like seizure disorder may depend on a number of different factors. Indeed, there are many different types of seizure disorder, and some types can be more debilitating than others.

Accordingly, as with other conditions, the Social Security Administration typically looks at how frequent the person suffers seizures, as well as the severity of the person's seizures. And, like other conditions, the person typically needs to demonstrate these issues through appropriate documentation, such as medical records from their provider that show the care they are under for their illness. Upon satisfying the medical test, individuals with seizure disorder can obtain the disability benefits they need after losing the ability to continue working.

Source: Social Security Administration, "Disability evaluation under Social Security," accessed on Nov. 19, 2016

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Office Locations

Rogers, Hofrichter & Karrh, LLC

MAIN/MAILING
Rogers, Hofrichter & Karrh, LLC
225 South Glynn Street, Suite 1
Fayetteville, Georgia 30214

Phone: 770-884-6705
Toll Free: 877-572-3949
Fax: 770-460-1920

Email Us | Fayetteville Law Office Map

BRANCH OFFICE
2970 Clairmont Road NE, Suite 650
Atlanta, GA 30329
Phone: 770-884-6705
Toll Free: 877-572-3949
Fax: 770-460-1920

Email Us | Get Directions

BRANCH OFFICE
5 South Public Square
Cartersville, GA 30120
Phone: 770-884-6705
Toll Free: 877-572-3949
Fax: 770-460-1920

Email Us | Get Directions

FindLaw Network
Professional Associations
NOSSCR Distinguished AV | LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell | Peer Review Rated For Ethical Standards and Legal Ability Super Lawyers ASNP | academy of special needs planners NOVA | Representing Veterans | Established 1993

Privacy Policy | Business Development Solutions by FindLaw, a Thomson Reuters business.