Driving ability

The assessment of driving ability complies with the EU driving license directive and the national regulation. Usually, an epilepsy diagnosis results in a driving ban of one year. When you have not had a seizure for a year, you may drive again.

If you are a professional driver, the driving health regulations are stricter. In this situation, epilepsy practically means a change of profession, in which case the possibility of vocational rehabilitation can be explored.

A person who is severely disabled may receive transport services

According to the Disability Service Act the municipality, which you reside in, is obligated to arrange services for severely disabled persons, who have severe restrictions in mobility and who are not able to use public transportation without unreasonable difficulties due to their disability or illness. The definition of a severe illness is not based on diagnosis but on the functioning abilities of each person. Based on a persons individual situation, severe epilepsy or other disabilities/illnesses may cause difficulties in mobility such that you may have the right to access personal transport services.

These services can be applied for from your municipality’s disability services. You will need a doctor’s medical statement for the application.

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