Chronic headaches can be extremely debilitating, but are not automatically recognized by the Social Security Administration (SSA) as qualifying conditions for receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. This results in the majority of headache claims being initially denied for benefits. However, the SSA evaluates each case individually to determine whether or not the effects of the headaches or the treatments would preclude you from doing any kind of work for a period of at least twelve months.
Primary headaches (such as migraines, chronic tension type headaches and cluster headaches) and secondary headaches (related to causes such as head injuries or other disorders) may be severe enough to preclude you from doing any type of work. At the Law Offices of Harold W. Conick & Associates Ltd., we are experienced in handling social security disability claims related to chronic headaches. We understand what the SSA is looking for when evaluating claims, and are here to be your tough advocates regardless of the level of your appeal.
We also realize that this is a difficult time, and are here to answer your questions. For more information or to schedule a free consultation, contact us today.