Chronic Migraines and Social Security Disability Benefits

Jul 03

Migraines vary from individual to individual based on intensity, severity, duration, and frequency.  For many, migraines are debilitating and prevent an individual from working full time. SSA may consider migraines under SSA’s list of neurological impairments.  Consistent treatment with a specialist over a prolonged period, objective medical findings establishing the cause of migraines and supporting documentation are crucial in making a viable claim for benefits.  If an individual files a claim for disability benefits who suffers from migraines, it is recommended that the individual speak with an attorney or representative that has experience in representing individuals with migraines.