Headaches

Suffering from Severe Headaches? You May Qualify for Disability Benefits

If you suffer from headaches that are so serious and painful they prevent you from working, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits for your headaches. Headaches aren’t officially on the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) approved list of conditions so winning your disability claim won’t be easy.

To win benefits, you must prove your headaches keep you from working and will prevent you from working for at least one full year. And just putting headaches on your Social Security application will most likely result in your denial. You will need significant documentation including your work history, detailed frequency of your headaches and supporting medical records from your doctor.

Just because it will be hard to win benefits for your headaches, doesn’t mean you can’t win in the end. If your headaches are so sever you can no longer work, call our Chicago Social Security Disability lawyers for help.

What Types of Headaches Qualify for Disability Benefits?

As mentioned above, headaches aren’t on the SSA’s approved list of conditions. This means it will be harder to win your case. But success if possible if you have the right medical evidence outlining the severity of your headaches.

There are over 150 headache categories that have been established by the medical world. Some are minor and some are severe. Some of the headaches that are so severe they may qualify you for Social Security Disability benefits include:

  • Tension Headaches
  • Chronic Cluster Headaches
  • Hormone Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Post-Traumatic Headaches

Headaches are a very common medical issue. According to the National Headache Foundation, over 45 million Americans suffer from chronic, recurring headaches. Of those 45 million, 28 million suffer from migraines.

So if you suffer from headaches, you aren’t alone. If you suffer from any type of headaches that prevent you from working, contact our disability attorneys at Nash Disability Law for help.

Denied Social Security Disability Benefits for Your Headaches?

Headache disability claims are complicated. The burden of proof is on you to prove to the SSA that your headaches are so bad that you can’t work at all.

This is where an attorney can make a big difference in your case. At Nash Disability Law, our attorneys will work with you to gather all of your work records and medical evidence necessary to help prove your case to a Social Security judge.

Proving that your headaches are so bad that you should receive disability payments won’t be easy, but we can help you present a clear case to the Social Security Administration.

If you suffer from serious headaches and can no longer work, let our attorneys conduct a free consultation of your disability claim. Call Nash Disability Law at 312-443-0900 for help applying for disability benefits or for help filing an appeal if you were denied.