Although many people suffer from headaches occasionally, when these headaches are especially severe or neurologically based – as in the case of migraines, they can be extremely debilitating. In fact, some of the most common symptoms severe headaches and migraines include nausea, vomiting and extreme sensitivity to sound and light; in the worse cases, these symptoms can last up to 72 hours.
When severe headaches or migraines cause such intensely debilitating symptoms, they will likely impact a person’s ability to function on a day-to-day basis and, as a result, could prevent him from being able to earn a living. In such cases, affected individuals will likely be entitled to Social Security Disability benefits.
Qualifying for Disability Benefits for Migraines
For a person to qualify for disability benefits for migraines, (s)he will have to provide proof to the Social Security Administration that:
- (S)he has been official diagnosed with migraines.
- His or her condition is so severe that it has created significant limitations on his or her ability to perform basic work activities.
- (S)he experiences migraines on some regular interval and has had them for some specific period of time (e.g., more than two years).
According to the SSA, proof of the above-mentioned factors must come in the form of medical documentation, which has been deemed by the Administration to be the “cornerstone” of any disability benefit claim. Such medical documentation typically includes medical reports from the physicians treating the applicant and facilities where the applicant has been treated, as well as documentation associated with the applicant’s medical history.
What Our Portland Social Security Disability and SSI Lawyer Can Do For You
If you are no longer able to earn a living because you suffer from severe headaches or migraines, don’t try to file your disability benefits claim with the Social Security Administration on your own. Making one mistake in filing out your paperwork, filing your claim or at any point along the way could result in an outright denial of your legitimate claim. Instead, give yourself the best chances of obtaining a favorable outcome to your case by working with our Portland Social Security Disability lawyer Richard A. Sly.
For more than 30 years, Richard A. Sly has been dedicated to helping his clients:
- Navigate the complexities of the Social Security system
- Build the strongest possible cases
- Have the best chances of obtaining benefits the first time they present their claims
- Mount strong appeals cases in the event their claim has been denied
- Secure the federal disability benefits they need and deserve.
At the Law Office of Richard A. Sly, our respected and seasoned legal professionals are committed to working tirelessly to help each of our clients secure the benefits to which they are entitled, and we will work on their cases for as long as it takes to ensure they are able to obtain the best possible outcomes.
To discuss your case for free and get your claim started at no cost, call us toll free at 503-224-0436 or email us using the form on the upper right side of this page. We offer free initial consultations, are conveniently located in downtown Portland near public transportation, and serve clients throughout the states of Washington and Oregon.