Many epileptics are uanable to work. One test is proving that you can not perform any jobs that exist in substantial numbers. This is the fall back test. By that I mean that if your epilepsy meets certain criteria you will be found disabled automatically. These criteria are called listings. Here are the two listings for epilepsy;
11.02 Epilepsy - convulsive epilepsy, (grand mal or psychomotor), documented by detailed description of a typical seizure pattern, including all associated phenomena; occurring more frequently than once a month, in spite of at least 3 months of prescribed treatment. With:
A. Daytime episodes (loss of consciousness and convulsive seizures) or
B. Nocturnal episodes manifesting residuals which interfere significantly with activity during the day.
So this severe type of epilepsy rquires seizures occuring more than once a month.
11.03 Epilepsy - nonconvulsive epilepsy (petit mal, psychomotor, or focal), documented by detailed description of a typical seizure pattern including all associated phenomena, occurring more frequently than once weekly in spite of at least 3 months of prescribed treatment. With alteration of awareness or loss of consciousness and transient postictal manifestations of unconventional behavior or significant interference with activity during the day.
This less severe epilepsy requires seizures more frequntly that once a week.
A winnng tip is that you must have someone else document your seizures. That means you keep a notebook with you. The person that's with you should put down the following information.
1 date of seizure and day of week 2. time and place of seizure
3. what they observed about the seizure including duration and after effects
To get the help you need call Cincinnati social security disability lawyer Anthony Castelli at 621-2345 for a free consultation so you can get the compensation you deserve