Can anyone draw disability due to migraines?

Ask the Clinician Health Guide December 28, 2008
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    I have had migraines since I was 12.  They are totally debilitating in my case, just as many others have expressed.  My question is:  Can anyone draw disability due to migraines?.

     

     

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    Dear Polly;

     

    Yes, disability benefits can be awarded for debilitating Migraines. It's important that your doctors agree that your Migraines are at a level of disability because their evaluation will be considered. Here's an article with some basics about Social Security disability - Disability Benefits - SSI and SSDI.

     

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    John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert

     

     

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