Disability Benefits for Neurological Conditions

There are a number of conditions that can prevent a person from working and earning an income. Neurological conditions, or those that affect the brain, are some of the most costly and debilitating health conditions that a person can have. Aside from high medical bills, the person and their family have to deal with lost wages. If a neurological condition keeps you from working, you may be able to get disability benefits.

Disability benefits help people of all ages and afflictions stay afloat financially. The disability attorneys of the Coye Law Firm are ready and willing to help you with your claim and appeal. Call our offices today to discuss your case with a compassionate member of our staff. 

Types of Neurological Conditions

Many conditions can originate in the brain. These illnesses, injuries, or conditions affect the body in different ways and vary in severity. If you live with any of the following conditions and are unable to work, you can file a claim for benefits:
  • Epilepsy
  • Brain tumors
  • Paralysis
  • Tremors
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Cerebral Palsy
Neurological conditions can be present from birth, develop through life, or be the result of an injury. The most important part of your claim is demonstrating that your condition affects your ability to work and live your normal life. Children may be able to get compensation for their disabilities despite not having a work history if their parents can prove that it is severe. 

A neurological condition can affect a person's ability to:
  • work
  • perform basic functions of living (eating, breathing, sleeping, etc)
  • communicate
  • take care of one's self (bathing, grooming, etc)
  • perform mental functions (concentrating, thinking, remembering, etc)

Disability Benefits Available

The Social Security Administration recognizes that neurological illnesses, injuries, and conditions can be disabling and prevent a person from working. These disabilities qualify a person for Supplemental Security Income or Social Security Disability benefits. Which one of these two programs a person is eligible for depends on their work history or income and resources. If the brain injury is a result of military service, then you may be able to get benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

The Coye Law Firm wants to help people struggling with all kinds of disability to reclaim the wages they have lost as a result of their medical conditions. Our offices are prepared to take your case and eagerly await your call. If you have a denied disability claim in the Tampa area, call our offices today.