I get severe migraines that leave me unable to do anything for days. Is it possible to get SSDI for migraine headaches?

Yes, it is. Although migraine headaches are not included in the Social Security Administration’s list of impairments, you can get Social Security disability (SSDI) for migraines if you can provide documentation that your migraines are severe and frequent enough to prevent you from being able to hold a job.

You will need:

  • Documentation from your doctor verifying your diagnosis of migraine.
  • Doctor’s notes detailing the frequency and severity of your migraines.
  • Medical records showing that you have tried treatment and still suffer disabling effects from your migraines.
  • A migraine diary that tells about your migraine attacks.

A migraine diary supplements your medical records and gives the Social Security Administration information about how your migraines affect your ability to function. Every time you get a migraine, write down the following details:

  • The date of the migraine
  • Anything that triggered the migraine
  • Any medications you took and how they affected you
  • The severity of the pain
  • Any symptoms other than headache
  • How long the migraine lasted
  • What you did during the headache
  • What you were not able to do because of the migraine
  • Any effects before or after the headache
  • How long it took to recover

For more tips, request a free copy of our booklet, Give Yourself the Best Chance of Winning Your Social Security Disability Case. To schedule a free case evaluation with an Omaha disability lawyer, contact Cuddigan Law at 402-933-5405.