Posts Categorized: Social Security Disability

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

What Is a Technical Denial in a Social Security Disability Case?

Posted on August 9th, 2018

A technical denial of Social Security Disability benefits occurs when an applicant fails the financial limitations or work requirements of a disability claim. While most Social Security disability claims are denied due to the SSA not finding a medical condition severe enough that a person couldn’t work, some claimants receive a “technical denial” for reasons, other than medical, that they… READ MORE

Disability and Workers’ Compensation: Benefits Offset Social Security Disability Payments

Posted on August 9th, 2018

If you receive workers’ compensation (WC) payments or a settlement award from a WC claim, the Social Security Administration may lower your disability payments. You can be eligible for both types of payments at the same time, however, workers usually cannot receive the full amount of Social Security disability benefits and workers’ compensation benefits at the same time. In most… READ MORE

How Does the Social Security Agency Determine If You Are Disabled?

Posted on August 9th, 2018

When you file a claim for disability with the Social Security Administration (SSA), the agency will first determine whether or not you, as the claimant, meet the basic requirements to be eligible to file a claim. The professional team at Eric Buchanan & Associates wants to help you understand exactly what it is the SSA is looking for. When you… READ MORE