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How Long Do Social Security Disability Appeals Take?

Posted on August 9th, 2018

The length of time for a Social Security Disability Appeal varies, just as each claim varies in detail. No concrete timeline for each step of the appeals process exists, but there are a few facts that can help you understand what is involved in the appeals process: There are no deadlines for disability cases, although the Social Security Administrative will… READ MORE

Qualifying for Social Security Disability Benefits for Depression

Posted on August 9th, 2018

Depression can be a debilitating illness, characterized by sadness, hopelessness, despair, and inadequacy. Along with these emotions, a person can experience extreme fatigue preventing a person from holding down a meaningful job. The professionals at Eric Buchanan & Associates can help you get the disability benefits you deserve. In order to qualify for Social Security disability benefits based on a… READ MORE

Social Security Disability Claims, by the Numbers

Posted on August 9th, 2018

Did you know that approximately 2,327,840 applications for disability benefits are filed each year and that 12 percent of people in the United States are considered disabled? We at Eric Buchanan & Associates have broken down some of the numbers behind what happens after your initial claim is filed.with the Social Security Administration: 69 percent go through the initial phase… READ MORE

Social Security Administration Recognizes Fibromyalgia as Medical Impairment

Posted on August 9th, 2018

Many people who suffer from fibromyalgia are concerned that, because fibromyalgia is difficult to diagnoses, that the Social Security Administration (SSA) will not recognize their disability.  Courts have long recognized that fibromyalgia is a potentially disabling impairment; however, effective July 25, 2012, SSA recognized that fibromyalgia is a medically determinable impairment, and it can be used to establish a level… READ MORE

Preparing For Your Social Security Disability Appeals Hearing

Posted on August 9th, 2018

Many people have waited a long time, often over a year or two, to have their Social Security disability appeal heard.  If you are one of those people who have been waiting a long time for a hearing, you should understand that this is the golden moment for you to prove that you really are disabled and in need of… READ MORE

Protect Your Eligibility for Disability by Earning Enough Credits

Posted on August 9th, 2018

At Eric Buchanan & Associates, we are often asked by clients, “should I stop working?”  Our answer is that you should always follow your doctors’ advice, and stop working if your doctor tells you to.  But, if you can keep working, the vast majority of people are better off working than being on disability.  However, if your medical condition is… READ MORE

How Long Will I Receive Disability Benefits?

Posted on August 9th, 2018

Once you’ve been approved to receive social security disability benefits, you may wonder how long you can expect to receive them. In many cases, you will receive your benefits until you reach your reach retirement age, if you remain disabled.  However, sometimes the Social Security Administration (“SSA”) will review a claim to determine if the person is still disabled.  This… READ MORE

Important Time Deadlines for Long-term Disability Appeals

Posted on August 9th, 2018

The denial you receive from an insurance company carries strict time deadlines in which you are allowed to appeal.  You should understand two important rules: 1) if your claim is denied by the insurance company, you cannot submit more evidence later in court, but are limited to the information submitted to the insurance company, so the most important time to… READ MORE

Long-Term Disability Claims: How Can an Experienced ERISA or Disability Attorney Help Me?

Posted on August 9th, 2018

Filing and appealing a long-term disability claim can be an extremely confusing and frustrating process. Many claims are denied outright and claimants, and even many attorneys, do not how to navigate the additional complexities of the appeals process. Some claimants simply give up thinking the process is too long and difficult for them to manage. Experienced long-term disability insurance lawyers,… READ MORE