Attorney Anthony Reeves writes about what to do and not to do when applying for Social Security disability benefits for a seizure disorder (whether due to epilepsy or pseudo-seizures).
Most people think that epilepsy is so traumatic that an individual should be approved fairly easily. Due to its unpredictability, the symptoms can affect you in a variety of different ways. Despite the severity of this condition, it is difficult to demonstrate that the condition can prevent a person from performing work on a full time basis.
Anthony provides a list of 5 things you should do to improve your chances of winning:
- Track how often you have seizures.
- Take your medications.
- Track your after-effects.
- Track your restrictions.
- Don’t minimize or exaggerate your symptoms.
These are great tips and I encourage everyone to read Anthony’s article on this topic.