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 much disability will I get for migraines? Breakdown of the 30% for Migraine Headaches Rating Criteria
Specifically, the 30 percent disability rating for migraine headaches can be broken down into three main components: (1) characteristic; (2) prostrating; and (3) average of once a month over the last several months.
Are migraines considered a disability under the ADA? Under the ADA, migraines may be considered a disability if they substantially limit your ability to complete one or more major life activity. This determination is made on a case-by-case basis and requires an individualized assessment.
Can’t work because of migraines? 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.