Disability. Does epilepsy give disability?
Epilepsy is characterized by epileptic seizures that involve loss of consciousness and impaired coordination of movement.
With a chronic manifestation of the disease, disability can be assigned. Disability is assigned to a patient during a medical and social examination.
Testimony for which they are sent for examination:
- The disease is progressing. With the progression of the disease, there is an increase in the seizure of epilepsy, mental disorder of the patient.
- Medical intervention did not give any positive results.
- In the course of the illness, the patient was deprived of employment opportunities.
Disability groups for epilepsy:
The third group of disabilities. It is assigned to those patients in whom epileptic seizures occur quite rarely, psychological personality changes are not significant. This disability group is temporary and is assigned until the moment the patient can find a job or undergo retraining.
The second group of disability. It is assigned to patients in whom epileptic seizures occur frequently; bright changes in a person’s personality are also visible. The patient’s labor activity is characterized by significant restrictions, more often patients are recommended to work at home.
The first group of disabilities. The most severe disability group is assigned to those patients in whom epileptic seizures are very frequent, as a result of which the patient has limited life activities, requires constant monitoring and maintenance of the patient. With this disability group, employment is almost impossible.
A patient with the first group of disability is observed for 5 years, if after the expiration of the observation period there are no changes for the better the patient’s condition, the disability group is assigned indefinitely.