Social Security Disability And Migraine Headaches

If you have been diagnosed with migraine headaches that prevent you from performing full time work you may qualify for Social Security Disability benefits.

Whether or not this medical condition will result in a favorable decision depends on many factors including the severity of the headaches along with the frequency and duration of the migraine.

The simple fact that a doctor has diagnosed someone with migraine headaches and prescribed medication does not mean that you will qualify for benefits. However, if the condition is severe it could be the basis for a favorable ruling.

In many cases, claimant’s with chronic or migraine headaches also have other medical conditions. The migraine headaches add to their overall disability which must be considered by the Administrative Law Judge when a decision is rendered.