Social Security Disability
There are a variety of disorders which fall under the general classification of Neurological Disorders that can often contribute to or qualify a person outright for Social Security Disability (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. One of the more common neurological disorders we see at Drummond Disability has to do with convulsive disorders or epilepsy.
There are two different types of epileptic or convulsive disorders that normally form a basis for a disability claim. These are normally classified as:
1. Convulsive Disorders refer to “grand mal” seizure type activity with either daytime or nighttime episodes. Nighttime episodes are only relevant if they manifest residual problems that effect a person’s functioning during the day.
2. Non-convulsive Disorders refer to “petit mal” seizure activity which is often an alteration of awareness or loss of consciousness that may or may not have other attributes which interfere with functioning and activities during the day.
By far the most overriding considerations that are used in a disability claim based on seizure or seizure activity have to do with:
1. FREQUENCY, i.e. how often do they happen?
2. SEVERITY, i.e. how bad are they or how do they affect your daily activities?
At Drummond Disability, we always supply our seizure clients with special calendars so they can accurately log their seizure activity. We also make sure we get the accurate medical documentation regarding seizure activity, frequency and severity. For a good seizure claim it is pertinent to not only describe the seizures in great detail but to be documented by medical professionals in order to have the best chance for a successful disability claim.
A variety of other neurological conditions can also contribute to disability, in general these are too numerous to mention but include such common occurrences as the following:
1. Strokes (CVAs)
2. Brain Tumors
3. Parkinson’s Disease
4. Cerebral Palsy
5. Spinal Lesions,
6. Multiple Sclerosis (MS),
7. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
9. Myasthenia Gravis