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Thursday, June 10, 2010 coley2822, Community Member, asks

Q: Is it hard to get short term disability for chronic daily migraines?

After a long battle of getting my medical records, I finally faxed over some medical reports my neurologist gave me but I am now worried if this is enough information. They have denied me once and this is my appeal. Im just wondering if anyone else has received STD for their condition

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Teri Robert, Health Guide
6/17/10 6:04pm



We have another question on this, and that answer is the same as we'd give you. Take a look at Migraines and STD.


I wish you luck on this. Would you please keep me posted?




coley2822, Community Member
6/18/10 3:25pm

Im still waiting for a response, but I received a call of them asking when I am going to the headache specialist & at this time I am still waiting for my appt. Is this a good sign or not. I thought once all of my info was submitted I would get the yay or nay answer that I am waiting for (of course hoping its a yay) but now this has me thinking that I am going to have a problem w/ the insurance claim.  Is anyone familiar w/ this or have something similar happen to them

Teri Robert, Health Guide
6/18/10 3:34pm

I don't think it's necessarily a good or bad sign. It's imporant to them that you're trying to get better and that your doctors agree that you should take short-term disability.


You might check in with someone in the human resources department where you work to see if they can give you any information.



themom101, Community Member
4/ 6/11 5:40pm

Hello! I know you posted this last year, but I also noticed that the available answers are few.

  I would love to hear that your migraines are under control, however, that is a very rare accomplishment.

  I have had migraines since 1971, at 11yr of age. My mother, her father, and his father also had them. My migraines like you are daily and have been very difficult to control.

  About obtaining Disability for them. I was placed on 100% Disability status in 2004.  I too, was denied the first time, but after hiring a contingency lawyer, it was approved immediately.  At that time, the hearing judge informed me that Migraines were not on the list of approved diagnosis but based on my records it was being approved and would be reviewed in 5yrs.

 When the 5yrs arrived, I got a letter saying that no additional info was required and that my coverage would continue.

  Since then, I have talked to several people, one of them my cousin, that have been approved based on a diagnosis of migraines.

  If you are still suffering from daily migraines and have not been able to find a treatment to stabilize them, and are still NOT approved for Disability. I would definitely talk to a lawyer that will take you on a contingency suit.

 You didn't include a state, but I'm in Arkansas.  I sincerely hopes this helps.

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By coley2822, Community Member— Last Modified: 04/09/14, First Published: 06/10/10