I do not. I kept putting it off thinking some day I would be better and could work. It was a mistake doing that because I let the amount of time I could not work, go too long. I could not work for over 5 years.
If I had applied for it earlier, I probably could of gotten it, but now
all the credits for disability expired completely. I think it is crazy,
but our government sometimes??? crazy!
with your inability to retain info and that it should be a little easier for you to get your disability
My son's neurologist told us that from his experience, people with epilepsy almost always get turned down for Social Security disability benefits the first time they apply, but they almost always get the benefits eventually (if their seizures are uncontrolled). From our experience it's worth it to hire a lawyer. It's also very important to keep good records of seizures and to provide the records to your doctor and lawyer. If your doctor will write a letter about your uncontrolled seizures, the treatments you have tried, and the impact on your life, that's half the battle won.