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Nerve disorders can qualify for Social Security disability

Brain and nervous disorder problems can easily alter lives. The able bodied can quickly turn into a shell of their former self after being hit with a disease such as multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, or epilepsy. While many of these problems carry no easy fixes with them, those who suffer can apply for Social Security disability to help them live their lives without drowning in debt.

On the Social Security Administration’s website, they give examples of what would qualify one for disability benefits if they are suffering from epilepsy:

“In epilepsy, regardless of etiology, degree of impairment will be determined according to type, frequency, duration, and sequelae of seizures. At least one detailed description of a typical seizure is required,” the website said. “Such description includes the presence or absence of aura, tongue bites, sphincter control, injuries associated with the attack, and postictal phenomena.”

Other cases may not be quite as easy to prove, as WebMD notes that the nervous system is complex and highly specialized. Having testimony from a doctor would be very helpful in certain cases of nerve disorder.

The attorneys at the Law Offices of Harold W. Conick and Associates have successfully represented numerous clients suffering from nerve and brain disorders. We are skilled in obtaining critical opinions concerning the clients disabling symptoms from the clients treating physicians as well as the Social Security medical experts via cross examination.