You May Be Entitled To SSDI Benefits For A Severe Headache

Posted on: 14 March 2022

Headaches are a common occurrence and many workers soldier on enduring headaches as best they can. However, there are some headaches that are devastating and cause excruciating pain. Your headache might be connected to a serious medical condition, and you might be unable to work.

How to Know If You're Entitled to Benefits

If you are not sure if you will be entitled to Social Security disability (SSDI) benefits, make sure to schedule an appointment with a Social Security lawyer as soon as possible. To have your claim approved, you will need to show that you have a medically proven impairment that prevents you from working for a period of time.

Medically Proving That You Have a Headache

You will need to prove that your headache is the result of a physical, anatomical, or psychological abnormality. The headache must be proven using a clinical method such as a laboratory test. The objective evidence used to prove that you're disabled must be from a credible source.

If you are not sure if you have enough evidence to prove that you're disabled, make sure to discuss this with your Social Security attorney. They will communicate with your doctor and will help you make sure that you gather the evidence needed to have your claim approved.

One of the most common types of headaches that might prevent you from working is a migraine. Those who suffer from migraines may continue to experience them on an ongoing basis. Some of the most severe headaches can last for days. You may also experience nausea or vomiting.

Eligibility for Disability Benefits

To be able to receive benefits, you must not only prove that you suffer from severe headaches but also that you will not be able to continue to work due to these headaches. For example, if your headaches prevent you from concentrating, safely completing tasks, or interacting with customers, your headache might be severe enough to prevent you from earning a substantial income.

The Appeals Process

Because headaches are very common, you might find it difficult to convince the SSA to take your headache seriously. Therefore, you may have your claim denied initially. However, even when your claim is denied, you will still be able to receive benefits if you successfully appeal the claim denial.

You may choose to file another claim, but this may not be the best idea. Filing a second claim will simply start the process over and you will likely receive the same answer. Instead, a Social Security attorney can help you with an appeal.

Contact a law firm like The Law Office of Burke Barclay to learn more.