Does A Seizure Disorder Qualify for Long-Term Disability Benefits?

Long-term disability benefits are meant to help those who have become unable to perform the functions of their jobs due to a debilitating medical condition. While a wide range of illnesses and injuries make this a reality for many employees, applying for disability benefits is not often routine, and for employees with a seizure disorder, getting approved for benefits is critical.

Epilepsy and other seizure disorders can impede one’s ability to work. In this blog, we’ll examine this notion and explain how the disability process works in these cases, so you can understand the steps to take and contact our trusted LTD attorneys of Philadelphia to assist you in the process.

The Debilitating Nature of a Seizure Disorder

Seizure disorders like epilepsy are caused by uncontrollable electrical activity within the brain. Whereas a normal-functioning brain coordinates an orderly discharge of electrical impulses, a disordered brain will experience disturbances in electrical activities, resulting in temporary brain dysfunction and seizures.

Seizures can incite uncontrollable muscle spasm and unconsciousness, and when these occur at random and without warning, it can severely impact a person’s ability to work. Some seizure disorders are brought on by low oxygen levels in the blood, low blood sugar, or a wide range of causes, including fever, medications, and birth defects. No matter the cause, an uncontrollable recurrence of seizures can make the traditional work routine no longer possible.

Applying for Long-Term Disability

While your condition might be obviously debilitating and impede your ability to perform the core functions of your job, it takes more than common sense to convince your insurer of your disability. If not supported by substantial medical documentation and credible testimony, your application for long-term disability benefits may very well be denied, leaving you a short time frame to file an appeal of the decision if you want to ultimately receive LTD benefits.

Rosen, Moss, Snyder & Bleefeld, L.L.P. is the region’s experienced disability law firm serving Montgomery County, PA, and all of its surrounding counties. Our team knows what it takes to build a strong application for your claim so that you have the best chance of your initial submission getting approved. Contact us today, so we can begin working to get you the disability benefits you need.

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