Our team of experts consists of experienced paralegals and attorneys that work hard to get you approved for the benefits that you deserve. With years of experience in disability law, we know the rules and regulations of the Social Security Administration system. We know what steps need to be followed with exactness in order to assure that your case moves efficiently through the process as quickly as possible. We are committed to our clients and in making you and your case feel important. We feel that communication is essential to each and every case, and strive to let you know what to expect and what is going on with your case throughout the disability process
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We have over 25 years of proven legal experience under our belts. We make you our top priority. We are passionate about pursuing justice on behalf of you and your families.
We consistently obtain settlements that are higher on average than most firms. We are driven to get the best results and have won thousands of cases for our clients.
Effective communication is the key to our success. Our large Bilingual team speaks Spanish , and we are happy to answer any questions you may have.
Unlike many other firms, we are available 24/7. You can always count on our firm to be there when you need us the most. We are available by phone, email or text.
We Have The Experience
We have assisted thousands of clients across the U.S. to apply for and secure their Social Security disability benefits. If your case needs to be heard before a judge, we ensure that one of our attorneys will personally represent you in the proceeding – regardless of location. According to a GAO report, disability claimants who have representation have approval rates that are nearly three times the rate of those without representation.
In the case of a hearing, disability applicants without a lawyer have a success rate of 40%. Our clients who have had their cases heard before a judge have an historical success rate of 70%. Our track record and client reviews are hard evidence of our commitment to helping you obtain a favorable outcome on your disability claim.
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We don’t charge our disability clients a fee unless we win their case. Because we assume all costs of representation unless and until your claim is successful, you can be assured that our interests are completely aligned with yours.
Acadia Disability works with you through the entire application process, including the initial application submission, petitions for reconsideration of denied applications, and hearings before an Administrative Law Judge to appeal denied reconsideration petitions. Our staff also works closely with your local Social Security branch office to ensure that they have all relevant employment, medical, and other records to ensure that your claim has the greatest chance of success.
If your disability makes it difficult for you to leave your home, we’ll make it easy for you to get the help you need and will meet with you over the phone. You don’t even have to leave your house!Our compensation hinges upon your success. We take all SSDI and SSI cases on a contingency fee basis, which means you do not pay attorney fees unless your claim is approved.
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Meet Our Founder
Mr. Denos has practiced securities law since 1996 and oversees regulatory filings for a variety of U.S. and international public companies. He specializes in securities, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, and regulatory compliance. Mr. Denos is presently the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Kenneth I Denos, P.C., Inc., an international corporate finance and investment firm. He is also a member of the board of directors and the Secretary of Equus Total Return, Inc. (NYSE: EQS), a closed-end fund traded on the New York Stock Exchange
When it comes to disability, looks can be very deceiving. There are many people who look quite healthy but who are quite disabled by anyone’s standard. For instance, many individuals who suffer from very severe psychiatric illnesses are physically healthy and able to do things such as outdoor chores and other physical activities.
After an individual files a Social Security disability claim, the case is sent to a disability examiner at the Disability Determination Service agency in your state. This individual, working with a doctor, makes the initial decision on the claim. If the claim is denied and you request reconsideration, the case is then sent to another disability examiner at the Disability Determination Service agency, where it goes through the same process. If a claim is denied at reconsideration, you then request a hearing. At this point, the case is sent to an Administrative Law Judge who works for Social Security and holds an in-person or video teleconference hearing. The Administrative Law Judge makes an independent decision upon the claim. This is the only level at which you and the decision-maker get to see each other.
Medicaid is a poverty program and Medicare isn’t. Many disabled people who get Medicaid get it because they are on Supplemental Security Income (SSI). To get SSI and thereby get Medicaid, you have to be very low income and disabled. Medicaid pays doctors at very low rates. People who only have Medicaid can have a hard time finding doctors willing to take them on as patients. Medicaid does pay for prescription medications. Medicaid can go back up to three months prior to the date of a Medicaid claim. It is possible to apply for Medicaid directly through a local Medicaid office without having to apply for SSI.
For Medicare, it does not matter whether you are rich or poor. If you have been on Disability Insurance Benefits, Disabled Widows or Widowers Benefits or Disabled Adult Child Benefits for 24 months, you qualify for Medicare. The good thing about Medicare is that it pays doctors at a higher rate than Medicaid. Almost all doctors are happy to take Medicare patients. A couple unfortunate things about Medicare is that it does not begin until a person has been on cash disability benefits for two years and it generally does not pay for prescription medications.
Our fee is 25% of your “back benefits”– that is the checks you would have received while you were waiting for your benefits to be approved. This is a standard fee that is applied by law firms throughout the country. Social Security will withhold this fee from your back pay check for us, so you don’t need to worry about paying us directly, and you’ll keep all subsequent payments. We will only collect a fee if you win your case.
This question does not have a simple answer because there are so many variables that affect each individual case, such as your age, education, work skills, medical conditions, medical records, whether or not your doctor is supportive, and the Social Security adjudicator that is working on your case. You have a significantly greater chance of winning if you have doctors that see you on a regular basis and support your application for disability by providing input about your disabling conditions. It usually helps your case if you can get a letter from your doctor (a paragraph or two is all that is necessary) stating what your disabilities are and their degree of severity. With a supportive letter from your doctor, your chances of being approved go up substantially, to as high as 65-70%. However, there are no guarantees when dealing with Social Security, but with a letter from a supportive doctor; we believe it is far more likely than not that your claim will be successful.
The Social Security Act does allow for you to do some work and still be eligible for benefits. As a general rule, work activity of any type in particular, work activity that is similar to your prior occupation has the potential to negatively impact your case. As a general rule, the Social Security Administration considers “disabled” as meaning that you can’t work. With this in mind, you should be very careful to understand how the work you are doing (or want to do) may affect your case. Social Security will allow you to work 20 hours or less a week and make less than $1,000 a month and still keep your case open.
This question is a difficult one to give a definitive answer. In order to receive unemployment compensation, you have to certify to the unemployment office that you are willing and able to work, but that you just can’t find a job. If you are capable of work, you are not disabled under the Social Security Act. To get disability compensation, you have to tell the government that you can’t work. You can, of course, see the contradiction and, if you apply for both disability and unemployment at the same time, the Social Security Administration will think that you are not telling the truth to either them or to the unemployment office. Nevertheless, the Social Security Administration will not necessarily reject your application if you are receiving unemployment, but please be aware that it can affect your case. Ultimately, the decision is yours as to whether you decide to simultaneously apply for unemployment benefits while seeking Social Security compensation.
Everyone I came into contact with at acadia was extremely knowledgeable. They walked me through the entire process – always with great professionalism and efficiency. I also felt that they stayed on top of my case and were always doing everything they could to move it forward.
Of course going through the process of filling for disability and dealing with social security, medical records and such is nothing but stressful and confusing. Every time I had a question or problem someone answered my call and was there to help me.
I am so pleased with the professionalism of this office. I tried another law firm and they were extremely rude. A family member recommended I give you a call and I’m glad I did. Acadia Disability Law Group personally helped me through the process of applying for my disability claim, and ultimately we won my case at the hearing level.
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