Q Can a person suffering from migraines get Social Security disability benefits?
Social Security disability may be available to those who experience chronic migraines, but may not be available for those who suffer from them occasionally. The best way to learn if you may be eligible is to consult with a Social Security disability lawyer.
Migraine sufferers understand how debilitating they can be. To qualify for disability, you will need to show that you are unable to work and that your condition has lasted for 12 months or more, or is expected to last for such a time. If you are experiencing migraines on a daily basis, for several hours at a time, and it is significantly affecting your ability to function, you may qualify.
There must be severe limitations in performing basic activities. This means that walking and moving normally, concentration, following orders and other such tasks are difficult. Even then, it must also be shown that previous work you have done or new work that could be performed is not possible.
This will require adequate evidence, such as any notes from the doctor concerning the frequency and severity of your migraines. If tests were run to rule out other conditions, those results could also be submitted as evidence.
A list of the medications you have been prescribed and the effect they have had may be used as evidence. Any documentation related to your migraines could be helpful.
Contacting a North Carolina Social Security Disability Attorney
Migraines can significantly reduce an individual’s quality of life. If they have become disabling, you should consider filing for Social Security disability. The team of Social Security disability lawyers at Brent & Adams Associates serves residents in Dunn, Fayetteville, Raleigh, Cary, and Clinton. If you have questions or concerns regarding your right to Social Security disability, request a free case evaluation online or call 800-849-5931.