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Disability Issues for Those With Headaches and Migraine Disease

One of the problems people with headache disorders and Migraine disease have when it comes to disability issues is that ours are invisible diseases. Still, we have rights under the Americans With Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and others. Use these resources to research and encourage you.

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SSDI or SSI? What are the differences and basics?
The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability programs are the largest of several Federal programs that provide assistance to people with disabilities. There is often confusion about which of these programs is most appropriate for an individual. Let's take a look at the basics about both programs.
Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Basics
Chronic headaches and Migraines, as well as other health conditions, can cause us to miss work, thus creating problems with our employment and employers. As this is a topic of great concern to so many of us, let's take a look at the United States Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) and its potential benefits for us.
Disability: When Migraines STOP You
Migraine is a potentially disabling neurological disorder for which there is no cure. The severe pain and other symptoms leave severely affected Migraineurs unable to function in everyday situations. Unfortunately, it is an invisible disability for which there is no definitive diagnostic test.
"Social Security Disability Programs Can Help"
Online brochure from the Social Security Administration.
"What You Need To Know When You Get Disability Benefits"
Online brochure from the Social Security Administration.
MAGNUM, The National Migraine Association
MAGNUM, the National Migraine Association is the premiere organization working to get Migraine disease officially recognized as a disability. Their site has an exemplary section on disability issues.
ADA Home Page
Justice Department's home page for the American's With Disabilities Act.
Social Security Administration
Home page of the Social Security Administration.

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