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Date Joined Nov 2006
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   Posted 11/21/2006 12:43 PM (GMT -6)   
sad  Has anyone who has been diagnosed with nonepileptic seizures been told they are disabled? I am fighting for Long term disability. Please respond.

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Date Joined Feb 2006
Total Posts : 131
   Posted 11/22/2006 5:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi jaysgrammy  you asked about "nonepileptic seizures been told they are disabled" and long term disability. Do you mean SSI?  The disabilty insurance would most likely depend on the causation of your seizures.  For epilepsy the SSI standards are if you can not control your seizures after 3 meds, consideration will be given for disability.  I also have Sjogrens, Lupus and some other health issues so I am starting the process for disability.  You didn't specify your situation, but I would suggest reading the other boards if your primary illness is on any of the boards.  Best of luck and wishing you a safe Thanksgiving.
DX:  Migraine; SLE; Diverticulitis;HB;neuropathy and renal issues:seizures; sjogrens

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Date Joined Feb 2003
Total Posts : 668
   Posted 11/22/2006 10:40 PM (GMT -6)   
VIEW IMAGEI am on disability, have been since April 04. It wasn't hard for me at all. My application went in while I was still working. I didn't even have to apply and just had to supply a medical from my neurologist-no problem, I've been seeing him for 16 yrs. *** Please understand-THIS WAS NOT MY CHOICE. My employer of 30 yrs (Government of Canada) applied for the DI for me and then if Sun Life Financial decides to drop my case then medical retirement will automatically start. After a 5 yr fight to keep my job I was told that my job had become redundant and as a side effect of the meds. it made me slower and messed up my learning ability to learn new tasks. I had them a bit on the ropes because I threatened to report them to the Human Rights Commission which would have been ironic because the Government introduced that bill and it wouldn't look very good if they infringed on my Human Rights and descriminated against me for having a seizure condition. My actual last day of work was March 31/04 but they paid me full salary for one year before the benefits kicked in. I don't like people to know that I'm on disability because it has a certain"stigma" attached to it. Randy
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