Sorry you're going through so much. I'm not surprised you're having a hard time with Disability since it's difficult to receive sometimes in cases of Epilepsy. What type of tests did the Dr put you through? Is it possible for you to see an Epileptologist? If you aren't already seeing one I recommend that you do. Some types of Epilepsy are hard to diagnose and can be misdiagnosed as non-epileptic sz's (pseudo-sz's).
Re: "staring into space" for just a few minutes, it sounds like a petit mal seizure. Probably if you wern't on any meds, this would be a full blown grand mal seizure.
Please remember, I'm not in the medical proffession so please ALWAYS CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR.
Re: Receiving Disability Ins. or some sort of Social Assistance: I'm assuming you're from the states.