When do migraines become a disability? To qualify for disability benefits, the SSA must be convinced that: your migraine is severe enough to prevent you from doing your job. you can’t do other work based on your age, education, and skills. your condition has lasted or is expected to last at least 1 year or is expected to result in death.
How hard is it to get disability for migraines? Symptoms not counting as evidence makes the process of applying for SSDI especially difficult for those with migraine, Dr. Shapiro says. A further challenge is migraine is not a distinct listing as a disability. That results in fewer people applying and fewer getting accepted.
How do you prove migraine disability? The SSA consider a person with migraine disabled if: they experience migraine headaches that prevent them from continuing their job. they are unable to adjust to a different job due to migraine. their headache disorder has lasted or is expected to last at least a year.
Are migraines a reason for disability? If you experience chronic migraine that makes it difficult or impossible for you to work you can file a claim for Social Security disability benefits. You will need to provide medical documentation of your illness in order for your claim to be approved.