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Legislation: Legal Firms and Assistance


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BTS Group Inc. is a nationwide company that offers social security disability legal representation. Their representatives have extensive experience evaluating and processing Social Security disability claims and appeals. Owned and operated by former Social Security staff, BTS Group, Inc. has the expertise needed to assist individuals, companies, organizations, medical providers, and government agencies. They claim if they cannot represent you, they will try to refer you to an appropriate source for assistance. To contact this group for assistance, please call 1-866-441-4BTS or e-mail at bts@btsgroupinc.com.

Social Security Disability Legal Help disability lawyers offer information and legal help on disability social security benefits.


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Arizona

Arizona Center for Disability Law is a non-profit public interest law firm, dedicated to protecting the rights of individuals with a wide range of physical, mental, psychiatric, sensory, and cognitive disabilities. The Arizona Center for Disability Law advocates for the legal rights of persons with disabilities to be free from abuse, neglect and discrimination and to have access to education, health care, housing and jobs, and other services in order to maximize independence and achieve equality. This law firm is located at 100 North Stone Ave., Suite 305, Tucson, AZ 85701. Call (520) 327-9547 (voice/tty), (800) 922-1447 (voice/tty) or e-mail at center@acdl.com for more information.


Arkansas

Arkansas Legal Services Partnership provides free legal assistance to low income individuals in civil (non-criminal) cases. To use their services, one must meet their financial eligibility requirements and one's legal problem must fall within their case priorities. Cases may include public benefits such as SSI, Social Security Disability, Food Stamps and Medicaid as well as housing issues, among others. To learn how the center may be able to help you, call their helpline at 1-800-952-9243.


California

Central California Legal Services (CCLS) is a non-profit law firm, providing free legal assistance to low income families and individuals in Fresno, Kings, Mariposa, Merced, Tulare, and Tuolumne counties. Services range from advice-only to full representation in civil matters. They accept cases on the following issues: Social Security / SSI Disability, Medi-Cal, landlord tenant disputes, employment, public benefits denial, and health care access, among others. Check out their website to learn more.

Disability Rights Legal Center provides, via a network of attorney's a Pro Bono Program, through which individuals with disabilities in the Los Angeles area can receive free legal advice and assistance. To learn more, call (866) 999-DRLC (3752).


Illinois

Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago, serving low-income Cook County residents, provides advice to individuals on their legal rights; negotiates settlements on behalf of clients; and represents clients in court in individual cases. They offer a number of specialized programs, including the Disability Law Project, which represents adults with physical or mental disabilities that have had their civil rights violated or have faced barriers to employment. They also offer a public benefits hotline. This is not an "advice only" hotline, rahter their staff actively advocates for clients with caseworkers. This (toll-free) hotline can be accessed by calling (888) 893-5327. To learn if the center may be able to assist you, call the central intake line at (312) 341-1070.


Kansas

Elder and Disability Law Firm, P.A. is a law firm with services that include medicaid planning, division of assets, protecting family's assets, and guardianship. The firm is located at 8575 West 110th Street, Suite 218, Overland Park, Kansas 66210. Call (913) 338-5713 or e-mail at whammond@kcelderlaw.com for more information. There is also a nursing home directory on this site.


Maine

Pine Tree Legal Assistance offers free legal services to low-income Maine people. They have offices in every part of the state, from Presque Isle to Portland. For more information, visit their website.


Michigan

Michigan Legal Aid is an online guide to free civil legal services for low-income persons and seniors in Michigan. Here you can locate information on all of the free legal aid programs in Michigan including basic eligibility and contact information. If you are a low-income individual and are in need of legal assistance, visit this website.


New Hampshire

New Hampshire Legal Assistance is a non-profit law firm offering free legal services to seniors and eligible low-income persons. They handle legal matters involving health care, public and private housing issues, food stamps, welfare, unemployment compensation, utility shut-off and nursing home problems. They also offer the Disability Advocacy Project, representing persons applying for federal and state disability benefits such as Social Security, SSDI, SSI and Aid to the Permanently and Totally Disabled (APTD). Their offices are open Monday-Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. For more information, contact the office nearest you: Manchester - (800) 562-3174, Littleton - (800) 548-1886, Claremont - (800) 562-3994, Portsmouth - (800) 334-3135.


New Mexico

New Mexico Legal Aid is a nonprofit law office providing free legal representation to low-income people throughout New Mexico (except San Juan County) in civil cases. For more information, call (505) 243-7871 or e-mail contact@nmlegalaid.org.


New York

Legal Aid Society provides free legal assistance (both criminal and civil) to New Yorkers who live at or below the poverty level and cannot afford to hire a lawyer. Via their Disability Advocacy Project the society provides a full range of legal services for children and adults who are eligible for, but have been denied or terminated from disability benefits, retirement benefits, and other benefits under the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security (OASDI) programs. The Society represents children and adults with their applications, administrative hearings, and court appeals, and gives advice and counseling. For more information, call the headquarters at (212) 577-3300.


Wisconsin

Legal Action of Wisconsin, Inc., serving an 11-county area in Southeastern Wisconsin, is the largest staff-based provider of civil legal services for low-income Wisconsin persons. Their priorities are based on the most crucial needs of their clients safe and affordable housing, adequate income and nutrition, and access to health care, among others. Income limits do apply. For more information, visit their website or e-mail law @legalaction.org.

Pitts, James A. is a disability law firm that provides legal services for social security disability litigation located in Racine, Wisconsin. James A. Pitts is an attorney licensed to practice law in the states of Wisconsin and Illinois. There are disability law resources on this site. For more information, you may call (262) 886-8240 for a free consultation, or e-mail at japitts@pittslaw.com.


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