seizures and ssi and ssd

By Injury Latest Activity June 24, 2011 at 3:58 pm Views 2,191 Replies 6 Likes 3


why is it that seizures are listed in the back of the social sucrity reasons for disibility but when I appied I was deined.Dont they think that its hard enough to live with the sickness,we dont need to suffer more =.I just dont have the strenth to fight which put me in a very depressed mental state..what can you do when your doctor take you out of work but disibity denies you…confused and stressed out

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  • Neurologicass
    Neurologicass November 19, 2012 at 9:55 pm   
    Edited November 19, 2012 at 9:56 pm by Neurologicass

    Ya, they denied the first time as well. So to make proggress, I had my wife and family members, and doctors keep files and logs of the seizures I had and how often they occurred for a six month time frame- then suddenly they had a change of heart. ;-)

  • julesdg
    julesdg August 24, 2011 at 5:38 pm   

    I understand.On the first two times I was denied and on the third attempt I was successful. I had my mother helping me fight them. My doctor was instramental in me getting disability. I have been on disability for about 15 years now. It i possible to get disability you just have to keep trying. It takes a while to get approved.

  • AuntieM234
    AuntieM234 July 28, 2011 at 3:10 am   

    There are some law firms that specialize in Social Security Disability cases. I don't know how much, but there is a charge for their services. I've heard that many times the application is turned down because of the backlog of cases pending. I don't know if that's true, but I do know that most dealings with the SSA can be handled by phone. Don't give up on getting what you deserve. If you don't feel you have the strength to fight for SSI, then see if there is someone among your friends or family members who can be an advocate on your behalf to deal with the SSA. My Mother was my sisters sole source of financal support, so when she was killed in a traffic accident in 1968, our Aunt took over as my sister's advocate. My sister had to authorize it with the SSA, but our Aunt was able to do even better than we expected. Since our Mother was her sole support, my sister was able to draw on our Mother's Social Security Account, even though she was of adult age.

  • jaybird123
    jaybird123 July 25, 2011 at 1:40 pm   

    I totaly understand where you are coming from. I tried to get disablity too. I was turned down. I don't have drivers license. Tried teaching and was let go. Tried working at a pre school and was let go. So I did try to work but my seizures were to much. Stress takes over and I gave up and depression kicks in. My dr. even said I was unable to work because of my seizures. Like you said we dont need to suffer anymore. I wished I had answers or could find answers too.

  • October 22, 2012 at 2:06 am   

    be you and don pay to much attenion on any problemes you have im a canser survivor and when my Dr, told about my canser i just want to live more to hopfullyy see a canser cure

  • riverkings
    riverkings June 25, 2011 at 9:23 am   

    I'm sorry that this is one more thing that you have to deal with. You have every reason to be confused and stressed out. My daughters seizures have left her with so many obvious disabilities that it was very easy to get SSI approved. I think the people that have it the most difficult to get help are the ones that the disabilities are not as obvious. In our state we have an organization called the Disability Law Offices. It is set up to help in cases just like yours. We have only had to use them once when our insurance kept denying something that my daughter really needed. They were very helpful. Hopefully there is an organization somewhere near you that can help out. Good luck