Posts Categorized: Social Security Disability

Do I Have to Pay Back Long-Term Disability Benefits if I Start Getting Social Security?

Posted on July 14th, 2016

The short answer is: Probably, yes. Social security disability benefits may take longer to receive than long-term disability (LTD) benefits from an insurance company. Once you start receive social security disability back benefits, the insurance company will usually expect you to reimburse them for what they have already paid you, if your insurance policy offsets for social security benefits. At… READ MORE

Determining Residual Functional Capacity in a Social Security Claim

Posted on July 3rd, 2014

Probably the most important evidence or documents that you need in your Social Security disability case is a report or opinion from your doctor about what your restrictions and limitations are, which means an opinion about what you can or cannot do. Of course, you also need medical records to show why those restrictions and limitations are reasonable, but medical… READ MORE

Why Should I Apply for Social Security Disability When I’m Receiving Long-term Disability Benefits?

Posted on February 5th, 2014

ERISA long-term disability claims are often easier to win if the insurance company knows you’ve won a claim for Social Security Disability benefits. For one thing, Social Security has much stricter requirements to show “total disability.” Whereas, most long-term disability plans only require you to be disabled from your occupation, initially. When you win an SSDI claim, the insurance company… READ MORE

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