If you have ever experienced a migraine, you know that it can be devastating and debilitating. Many people are not able to work when they have a migraine. In fact, migraines often make it difficult for the person to function at all. If you suffer from migraines that make it impossible for you to earn a living, it is important that you get the financial support that you need and that you deserve. If you are one of those people who has frequent and/or severe migraines, you may be able to claim Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits.
However, there are some conditions if you are going to apply for SSD benefits. You must have accumulated a certain number of working hours in order to be eligible to collect benefits. You will also need to prove that your migraines affect your work performance in a profound enough manner to serve as an obstacle.
How crippling migraines affect your work performance
If you are one of the many people who is debilitated by severe migraines, the chances are that you will not be able to function completely in a job situation. You are not alone. According to statistics, more than 90% of people who suffer from migraines are in the same situation. The definition of a chronic migraine is one that the person experiences at least 15 days out of a month for more than 3 consecutive months.
If you had a choice, you would not suffer from migraines and you would work unencumbered in your job. Being unable to work causes a great deal of stress, which is exacerbated by your inability to pay your bills and support your family.
SSD benefits help to relieve some of that stress, which is why having sound advice and guidance will help you to receive the benefits that you need and to which you are entitled to live a normal life.
Your inability to work is not your choice
If you apply for SSD benefits for migraine, a knowledgeable California lawyer can guide you through the process of understanding the different types of benefits due to migraine, the application process, your eligibility, the appeal process if your claim is denied, and how you should communicate with your employer regarding your situation.