Can You Qualify for Social Security Disability with a Neurological Disorder?

Social Security Disability is intended to provide benefits for people with long-term disabling conditions. Many different kinds of conditions can allow you to qualify for disability income from the Social Security Administration. Neurological conditions are among those conditions that can sometimes make you eligible for benefits.

If you have a neurological condition, you should reach out to a Los Angeles disability benefits lawyer to find out whether you can get benefits on the basis of your condition. Not being able to work can be frightening, but we will work with you to maximize the chances you’ll get the benefits you need. 

Qualifying for Disability Benefits with a Neurological Disorder

The Social Security Administration restricts benefits only to people with very serious conditions. To qualify, you must have a condition listed in the Social Security’s “blue book,” which is what the Administration’s listing of impairments is commonly called.

If your condition is listed, you also have to exhibit specific symptoms and have medical proof. If your condition is not listed, you need to show your ailment is equivalent in severity to those that are included. 

Neurological disorders that will entitle you to benefits are covered in Section 11.00 of Part A for adult conditions. Some of the conditions that are listed which could potentially entitle you to receive disability income include epilepsy, vascular insult to the brain, benign brain tumors and cerebral palsy. 

Having these conditions alone won’t necessarily get you benefits- you’ll still have to prove you meet the specific criteria including experiencing frequent symptoms and not being able to work in any job for which you are qualified. A Los Angeles disability benefits attorney will help you to prove the necessary proof so you can get the income you need.