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    Do You Need Support for a Tough Health Condition?

    If you live with the constant threat of seizures that can stop everything you’re doing at any moment, you could qualify for financial support from Social Security Disability benefits.

    Benefits provide monthly income assistance and Medicare health insurance if you have to stop working because of your seizures. This can help you build a more secure life as you deal with health challenges.

    Your seizures, however, must be severe enough—and difficult enough to prevent or manage—that there’s no way you can hold a steady job. And you have to prove that.

    This is what the South Carolina disability lawyers at Robertson Wendt Disability – Finkel Law Firm LLC do every day.

    We’ve helped thousands of people in South Carolina get disability benefits, including people with seizure-related disorders. We can help you pull together the right information for your disability application, or your appeal of a disability benefit denial.

    You never pay an attorney fee until you win benefits.

    In Charleston, Columbia, Beaufort, Florence or anywhere in South Carolina, talk to us for help getting in the best position to take care of yourself.

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    Types of Seizures and Medical Conditions that Cause Them

    While every seizure is a visible sign of electrical problems in the brain, medical sources say seizures can have several different causes:

    • Brain infections such as meningitis and encephalitis
    • Brain injury
    • Epilepsy
    • Head injuries
    • Heart disease
    • Infections with high fever
    • Poison exposure
    • Strokes
    • Withdrawal from alcohol or other drugs

    Epilepsy may be the most widely known medical condition that involves seizures.

    And the Social Security Administration (SSA) specifically lists epilepsy as an impairment that can qualify for disability benefits.

    The SSA provides guidelines you can meet to prove a disability claim for epilepsy, such as:

    • Documenting repeated tonic-clonic seizures (loss of consciousness, convulsions)
    • Documenting repeated dyscognitive seizures (blank staring, repetitive actions)

    You can talk to someone on the disability law team at Robertson Wendt Disability for an initial phone conversation about your struggle with seizures and whether you might have a strong case for Social Security Disability benefits.

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    Social Security Disability for Seizures: Evidence of Your Symptoms

    To show how your experience with debilitating, life-interrupting seizures is severe enough to make it impossible for you to work—so you are eligible for disability benefits—you must provide detailed medical records and evidence.

    These are the types of information you’ll need to gather:

    • A seizure log showing how often you have seizures
    • Description of your loss of physical functioning during seizures
    • Description of your loss of ability to process information
    • Inability to interact with others in a workplace setting because of seizures
    • Inability to concentrate and keep working
    • Inability to control your behavior in a workplace setting
    • Seizures that recur even though you’re getting treatment for them

    Receiving ongoing medical treatment for your seizures is important for successfully claiming disability benefits. Your claim will include explaining all the treatments that you follow.

    And then you must show how seizures continue to regularly disrupt your life even with the treatment.

    For people whose seizures can be suppressed with medication, they often can and still do work. If you can work, you’ll be denied Social Security Disability benefits.

    But if your seizures deny you the chance to work, you may be able to get financial relief.

    The South Carolina disability attorneys at Robertson Wendt Disability know what evidence you need, how to get the right medical records from doctors, and how to argue your case for disability benefits.

    Social Security Disability support can give you a sense of control back in your life when seizures interfere with your ability to function the same way as other people.

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