I had Bell's Palsy during one of GD attacks but was fortunate enough that it went away within 2 months and I was left with weakened muscles for a while, motor nerves that were easily inflamed, a tic when tired and a dry eye.
I can tell you that GD is probably not enough for you to receive regular soc. security disability OR SSI which is entirely dependeant on your being destitute with little or no assets.
I have multiple problems that are recognized as disabling ie.GD,lumbar stenosis, morbid obesity,bi-polar disorder, congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and I only qualified with the 'over the top' heart failure and the fact that I was turning 50 within 90 days.It took 6 months and an appointment or two with a specialist of their choice( for each problem)for examinations plus my own records and tests from 5 years of treatment with excellent insurance to back my claim.m I them qualified for SSI but with no retro pay for the months prior to being approved and medicaid fpr 90 days retro to approval. It's a drawn out process but why not try. Start with calling the regional Soc Sec office and if it's not close they'll do it all over the phone with you. Even if it is close they'll accomodate you if transportation is a problem.
I actually applied 3 times in 3 years. As new problems and diagnoses were added to my case I would reapply. When I applied with GD and bi-olar disorder my psych records and an IQ test were all thay did for verification. My psychiatric problem wasn't of concern because my IQ was 163.
Anyway, all it costs you is the time and eventually you may qualify.IF you apply kep copies of EVERY peice of paper work you submit and ALL RECORDS they acquire from yoour Drs.