June is National Migraine & Headache Awareness Month!

Posted June 1, 2018 by Premier Disability Services, LLC®

Beginning this year, National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month (MHAM) is recognized as a National Health Observance by the federal government. The Migraine Research Foundation reports that around 18 percent of women and six percent of men in the United States suffer migraines. Ninety percent of these individuals are unable to work during an active migraine and often for hours – or even days – after an attack.

While most sufferers experience a migraine attack about once or twice a month, the Migraine Research Foundation reports that about 14 million Americans are affected by debilitating pain, fatigue, and other symptoms on a daily basis. As the eighth leading cause of disability in the world (according to the World Health Organization), migraines may prevent employment entirely and may erode your social life, your enjoyment of hobbies, and even your ability to care for yourself, you home, your pets, or your children.

The frequency, duration, and severity of your migraines or other headaches determine whether you qualify medically for benefits, but the Social Security Administration also has technical or financial eligibility rules. If you or someone you know is unable to work due to migraines or other headaches, please contact us for a free evaluation of your case!

By: Thomas A. Klint of Premier Disability Services, LLC®