Epilepsy / Seizures & Disability Benefits

Epilepsy claims can be some of the most difficult cases to prove due to the fact that seizure sufferers are not always aware that they have had a seizure and as a result the seizures are not always documented. Often the medical community, as well as the patient diagnosed with a seizure disorder, is not aware that the Social Security Administration looks for specific criteria to establish disability. The Social Security Administration looks at the type of seizure (grand mal vs. petit mal), frequency and time of day that a seizure happens in assessing entitlement to Social Security Disability benefits. If there is no evidence that these seizures took place in the medical records, witness accounts and journal entries, an epileptic claimant will not be entitled to benefits.

All Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income determinations are based on medical documentation. It is important that your condition and treatment is thoroughly documented in the form of medical records, laboratory testing, clinical evaluations, and narrative reports from your treating physicians. If you do not treat with a doctor, or your doctor is not supportive, your lawyer will not be able to prove your case, regardless of how sick you truly are. Our goal is that you, your doctors and our attorneys can form the winning team to ensure that your pursuit for Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income benefits is successful.

At West Coast Disability Legal Center, our experienced attorneys guide people through each step of the Social Security Disability claims process. We can file your initial claim, appeal your claim to the reconsideration level if you are denied, request a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge, or appeal your case to the Appeals Council. To talk with us about your case, please call us at (800) 459-3017 to schedule a free consultation. You can also contact us online and one of our attorneys will get in touch with you. There is never a fee for our services unless we win your case.