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Stephanie O Joy, Esq, Soc. Sec. Attorney
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Can I get an income from SS due to my disability with my

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Can I get an income from SS due to my disability with my Epilepsy?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 1 year ago.
If your epilepsy has severe repercussions on your functioning (medically documented) such that it prevents you from being able to perform the necessary tasks for any and all occupations, it is certainly possible that you could succeed in proving that you are indeed disabled by epilepsy. Or, if your epilepsy is reasonably controlled, and not disabling in and of itself, but you have other impairments that may be quite limiting, those impairments combined with the lesser limitations from the epilepsy (or effects of medications/treatments) could also establish an inability to fulfill the duties/tasks of full time work - even simple sedentary work. So, you see, the diagnosis alone does not establish being "SS disabled" - but it is the effects on your capacities to perform work related activities and ability to do so full time, that matters.
Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 1 year ago.
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