Disclaimers & Disclosures
We are an Advocacy Agency and not a law firm
Our Firm assumes joint responsibility for representation of all clients.
Pursuant to the application laws, rules and regulations, we handle SSDI and SSI cases in all 50 States. We are not a law firm, however we do employ attorneys licensed to practice law in Massachusetts and we have referral affiliates in other States, depending on the laws, rules and regulations in each State.
Lawyer advertising rules do not apply to advocacy groups such as ours. However we do think it is important to share the lawyer advertising rules for each State that requires such disclosure.
Physical Location of Main Office
The Social Security Advocates, is an Advocacy Group with lawyers licensed to practice law in Massachusetts. As an Advocacy Group handling SSDI and SSI cases, we accept cases from all 50 States. Often we will obtain the assistance of local counsel in States outside of Massachusetts to assist us, should a case need to actually go to the Hearing stage or to Court. Often times SSDI cases include what is know as a third party case, which may require the assistance of a lawyer or law firm. Under those circumstances, we will obtain the permission of our client to send and/or refer the third party case to a lawyer and/or law firm that handles the type of third party case in question.
We are a marketing and advertising agency. This website is in service for the exclusive purpose of connecting consumers searching for advocacy groups and/or lawyers to handle Social Security disability claims on their behalf. We own this website, however all consumers who visit this website and fill out the web form on this website will be connected The Social Security Advocates, LLC or a participating lawyer.. We provide marketing and advertising services by way of a PPC campaign organized and run by us.
There is no obligation to any consumer submitting a form request on our website. Our initial communication with ALL consumers that submit forms is free of charge. If the consumer decides to retain our services in the future, the compensation paid to us will be based on a written fee agreement between a participating lawyer and the consumer.
Consumers that decide to hire a participating lawyer, are advised that participating lawyers have an agreement with us to provide them with marketing and advertising services. And that the website www.socialsecurityoffice.com is used by us, only to generate new business for participating lawyers and not for any other purpose.
When a consumer fills out the web form on this website, his/her information is forwarded in real time to participating lawyers for the purpose of assisting the consumer with bringing a claim for Social Security disability. Participating lawyers review the information submitted by the consumer and determines based on the information whether there may be a valid claim to pursue. Parrticipating lawyers send an auto-responder email in response to every submission received. In some instances, there is not a valid case to pursue, and participating lawyers have no obligation tot follow up with consumers after the initial auto-responder email. In other instances, if there appears to be a valid cases, participating lawyers will call or email the consumers and attempt to conduct a "new case intake." Consumers have NO obligation to hire participating lawyers. The submission of a web form to this website DOES NOT constitute a lawyer/client relationship, further the submission create NO obligation on the part of consumers or participating lawyers. Participating lawyers will only follow up with consumers that it believes have valid claims. The lack of follow up by participating lawyers does not necessarily mean that the consumer, who has not been followed up with, does not have a potentially valid claim. Consumers should always follow up with other potential resources for hiring advocates and/or lawyers, if they wish to further pursue the claim.
In addition, each submitter of a webform is assigned a private, secure online portal for their exclusive use (along with us). The creation of a portal does create a lawyer/client relationship. The creation of a portal is automated and it does not necessarily mean that we will accept your case.
Our national headquarters is located at:
101 Station Landing, Medford, MA 02155
Toll Free Customer Service: 888.SSDIPlus
Toll Free Fax: 800.722.7125
Customer Service Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
State Advertising Disclaimers (for lawyers):
Alabama: No representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.
Colorado: Colorado does not certify attorneys as specialists in any field.
Florida: The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information about our qualifications and experience.
Iowa: The determination of the need for legal services and the choice of a lawyer are extremely important decisions and should not be based solely upon advertisements or self-proclaimed expertise. This disclosure is required by rule of the Supreme Court of Iowa.
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC: Memberships and offices in legal fraternities and legal societies, technical and professional licenses, and memberships in scientific, technical and professional associations and societies of law or field of practice do not mean that a lawyer is a specialist or expert in a field of law, nor do they mean that such a lawyer is necessarily any more expert or competent than any other lawyer. All potential clients are urged to make their own independent investigation and evaluation of any lawyer being considered. This notice is required by rule of the Supreme Court of Iowa.
Kentucky: This website is not intended to solicit clients from the state of Kentucky.
Mississippi: The Mississippi Supreme Court advises that a decision on legal services is important and should not be based solely on advertisements.
Missouri: Neither the Supreme Court of Missouri nor the Missouri Bar reviews or approves certifying organizations or specialist designations.
The choice of a lawyer is an important decision and should not be based solely upon advertisements.
Nevada: The State Bar of Nevada does not certify any lawyer as a specialist or expert.
New Mexico: LAWYER ADVERTISEMENT.
Oregon: THIS IS AN ADVERTISEMENT
Tennessee: None of the attorneys in this firm are certified as a Civil Trial, Criminal Trial, Business Bankruptcy, Consumer Bankruptcy, Creditor's Rights, Medical Malpractice, Legal Malpractice, Accounting Malpractice, Estate Planning or Elder Law specialist by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization. Certification as a specialist in all other listed areas is not currently available in Tennessee.
Texas: Not Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
Wyoming: The Wyoming State Bar does not certify any lawyer as a specialist or expert.
Anyone considering a lawyer should independently investigate the lawyer's credentials and ability, and not rely upon advertisements or self-proclaimed expertise.
The following is the complete script for our voice recognition new case intake system contingent fee agreement:
“Thank you for choosing the voice signature option for setting up and finalizing your new case intake documents which consists of a contingent fee agreement. We will need additional documents signed by you, but this agreement will allow us to get started on your case right away. You can change your mind at any time and cancel this agreement without any obligation.
Please listen carefully to the following contingent fee agreement. At the end you will be given the option to accept the agreement or reject the agreement. The agreement will then be either emailed or mailed to you for your records the following business day.
You are agreeing to retain legal services of The Social Security Advocates, LLC, and their team of nationwide law firms and advocates, hereinafter referred to as TSSA, on a contingent fee basis. The services to be performed are to handle, compromise, adjust and do any and all necessary things in the prosecution of the Social Security Disability case that you described in your new case intake.
The contingency upon which compensation is to be paid is the collection of money following the settlement or award on the claim or claims set forth herein. You agree to pay TSSA, 25% of any retroactive award with a maximum fee of $6,000.
You are not liable to pay compensation otherwise than from the amounts collected for you by TSSA. We only get paid if we win.
You may discharge TSSA at any time. And you are not required to pay any fees if whatsoever, if we do not collect any money on your behalf.
This agreement and its performance are subject to all rules and regulations as set forth by the Social Security Administration.
You have carefully listened to this agreement before signing it. You will be mailed or emailed a copy of this agreement, in its entirety, within 3 business days. You may also view an exact copy of this fee agreement at www.thesocialsecurityadvocates.com by clicking fee agreement on the contact page of the website.
If you agree to the terms of this agreement, please state your name and today’s date at the tone:
IMPORTANT, you hereby acknowledge that on this day, you listened to this fee agreement and agreed to its terms.
If you agree that you have listened to this fee agreement and have agreed to its terms, please state your name one more time at the tone:
Please note, TSSA has agreed to and will sign this fee agreement in its written form when a copy is sent to you.
Thank you again for completing the new case intake process. It will be a true pleasure serving you.”
PAID ATTORNEY ADVERTISEMENT: This Web site is a group advertisement. It is not a lawyer referral service or prepaid legal services plan. The Social Security Advocates, LLC is not a law firm. The sole basis for the inclusion of the participating lawyers or law firms is the payment of a fee for exclusive geographical advertising rights. The Social Security Advocates, LLC does not endorse or recommend any lawyer or law firm who participates in the network. It does not make any representation and has not made any judgment as to the qualifications, expertise or credentials of any participating lawyer. The information contained herein is not legal advice. Any information you submit to The Social Security Advocates, LLC may not be protected by attorney-client privilege. All photos are of models and do not depict clients. All case evaluations are performed by participating attorneys. An attorney responsible for the content of this Site is Salvatore Coco, Esq., licensed in Massachusetts with offices at 101 Station Landing, Medford, MA 02155..
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