Re: *im new*
In the majority of cases, first round is denied; there are rare cases that get approved. The main item the applicant needs to do is keep the case active by filling out the one sheet to have an appeal. You have 30 days after recieving notice of outcome to do this.
First appeal is a second worker goes over the same material.
You still have (is it 2 or 3?) more appeals left on the original filing until it is considered dead in the water. You can always REFILE using a newer date for when (you claim) disability started. The main point is keep this case alive.
I had to hire a lawyer to help me win, but the backpay I was awarded made it worth it. Had I kept my original application alive and not ignored the process I would have recieved more... But I did not know the system as well back then, nor did I have a lawyer.
Documentation is a huge help. I had years of seizure logs, that helped my case. A handfull of ER visits and those reports. As well as being maxed to nearly maxed on meds helped me qualify. Showing a history of changing medications also was a benefit in my case.
With SocSec it's case by case... Seizure Frequency IS one of the criteria if deciding is a person should be awarded. Also the amount of medication they are on, how or if the medication has an effect on them. There are multiple gradients that can help you or hurt you in qualifying. Can the person still work... you start to understand.