Protect Your Eligibility for Disability by Earning Enough Credits

Posted on January 6th, 2014

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

Social Security Disability: The Social Security Back Log

Posted on November 11th, 2013

Chattanooga Disability Attorneys and Team at Eric Buchanan & Associates Can Help With Denied and Delayed Social Security Claims Clients need skilled and experienced representation when they need to file a disability claim and the Disability Team at Eric Buchanan & Associates serve clients with Social Security claims over a large area. Located centrally in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Eric Buchanan and… READ MORE

ERISA: 5 Things You Need to Know about ERISA

Posted on August 22nd, 2013

The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) was enacted in 1974 to protect employees’ pension benefits plans. The experienced ERISA team at Eric Buchanan & Associates wants to help you understand some of ERISA’s terms better and how the law works for you: 1. ERISA Covers Private Employees You might think that you’re covered under ERISA when you’re not. Only… READ MORE

Disability and Workers’ Compensation: How Social Security Calculates the Offset

Posted on August 21st, 2013

In our previous blog, Workers’ Compensation Benefits Offsets Social Security Disability, we discussed how workers receiving workers’ compensation would have their Social Security disability benefits reduced. Now we will cover how the offset of benefits is calculated: To calculate the amount of the offset, Social Security first determines what it calls the “applicable limit,” or the maximum total monthly amount… READ MORE

Disability and Workers’ Compensation: How Social Security Offsets Lump Sum Settlements

Posted on August 21st, 2013

In continuing our series on workers’ compensation and Social Security Disability Benefits, Eric Buchanan & Associates wants you to know how worker’s compensation lump sum settlements are considered by Social Security. Lump sum settlement in workers’ compensation cases are one choice workers sometimes have instead of taking a monthly payment. Many workers’ compensation claims are settled before a hearing or… READ MORE