The Criteria for Qualifying for Social Security Disability Insurance

The Criteria for Qualifying for Social Security Disability Insurance

Social Security Disability Insurance is a federally-funded program (meaning that it’s not affected by local or state laws) which is administered by the SSA or the Social Security Administration. According to the Urban Institute, the program benefited approximately 9 million disabled workers in the country. That’s 6 times greater than the number of people who benefitted in 1970.

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Can You Obtain Disability Benefits for Migraine Headaches?

Can You Obtain Disability Benefits for Migraine Headaches?

To answer it simply: yes, you can.

If you suffer from chronic migraines that are severe enough to prevent you from working, you can file a claim for Social Security disability benefits. However, you’ll need to present medical documentation as evidence of your illness to get your claim approved. The medical documents should support that you’re unable to work for at least 12 months, which is a requirement of the Social Security Administration (SSA).

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