About Citizens Disability
Citizens Disability, found online at CitizensHelpLine.com, describes themselves as “the premier Social Security Disability advocacy group” and says their mission has always been to help people who deserve Social Security benefits.
According to their website, Citizens Disability believes that there are millions of Americans who are disabled and unable to work, and that these Americans are entitled to Social Security Disability benefits.
Unfortunately the process that someone must go through to apply for and receive their benefits is often complex and can even require legal hearings. The average person may be intimidated about going through such a process.
In their commercial, Citizens Disability says that they promise to assist their clients throughout the entire process, from the beginning with the paper filings all the way to representing them at hearings if necessary.
This company says that if they do not win your case and you do not receive your benefits, then they will charge no fees. Customers who do win their cases and receive benefits will be charged a cost of 25% of the accrued benefit amount, up to $6000.
Customers who are not sure if they qualify for benefits but think they might can receive a free evaluation, either from the Citizens Disability website or their Citizens Disability Helpline phone number, 1-800-490-8435.
This free evaluation will determine whether or not you may be eligible for the benefits as well as match you with a disability advocate that will assist you in the beginning of and potentially throughout your process.
Before beginning the process, applicants should know that it often can take longer than 6 months to complete and sometimes even as long as a few years if there are complications or issues with your disability status.
Though some customers may have complaints about the length and difficulty of the process, Citizens Disability promises to try and secure your benefits in the shortest amount of time possible.
If you have any experience with this company, please leave your Citizens Disability reviews below.
16 ‘Citizens Disability’ Reviews
200% INCOMPETENT Stay Away!
After waiting 3 years I was declined after the hearing level because the CD attorney did not respond to the Vocational Expert testimony, which the judge requested after the hearing. Had they responded, I would have gotten approved. This was a nightmare all the way. These people don't care. They lost records, told me I didn't need "old" medical records, that the recent "injury" records was enough. Turns out the judge needed the old records and discounted many of my conditions because we didn't present those old records, and took the lack of cross examining the VE as my atty agreeing. I'm 59, have two useless arms, disc problems, and neuropathy, ulner nerve compression, asthma, HBP, disc issues, fibromyagia, vertigo, iron overload disorder, and more. Judge's denial stated all my issues were severe, but ruled that I could lift 5 pounds based on the VE, . He gave more weight to doctors who never saw me, who claimed I could lift. Yet the ALJ gave no weight to the doctors who saw me for 18 months who documented absolutely no lifting, not able to lift. This company just cost me my home, and $26,000 of back payments. I've sold all I own now and I have no where to go. I worked for 40 years paying into this, and feel completely betrayed. I can not get any other work. I've tried! Stay away from Citizens Disability. Get a reputable atty who is not part of a group who cares!
VERY BAD COMPANY
I trusted citizens disability to help me during a very difficult time with my health and mental state of mind. They did not gather all my medical records and when we went to the hearing, a lawyer I had never met or spoken to showed up on their behalf. He had my most important records missing and knew nothing about my case. I was completely lost and didn't know what to say. Of course I was denied and chose not to appeal that again. Instead I re filed on my own. Got all my medical records and documents my doctors had filled out for me and threw months later I was granted my social security benefits however the 2 years I had been home recovering from uterine cancer and 3 months after that, a difficult total hip replacement after I broke the hip because of degenerated joints and then infecrion and second surgery; were not considered in my new case. I lost two years I could have had back pay but because citizens disability did not do the job they were hired to do, now I have to recover financially from lost wages little by little. Please don't make the mistake I did by trusting these people. Every town has local attorneys that you can actually sit and talk to. Better yet, this is something you can actually really do yourself. Research and win on your own but stay away from Citizens Disability or you too may lose money you have worked hard to build.
Don't use them terrible service. They don't follow up with calls, they fail to aid you in legal advise to make your case strong. The lawyer didn't call me until 3 days before when they said it was going to be 2 weeks. Then the lawyer they sent wasn't the lawyer who talked to me on the phone. To make matters worse the lawyer was late, shows up 15 minutes before hearing and asked 1 question the whole hearing. I would never reccomend anyone to them ever. And it took 2 years for them to fail miserably and then tell me they are not going to help me on my appeal to the appeal council. I advise everyone stay away from them.
I had my first hearing in 2014 after waiting two years, they send a advocate not a attorney,Moho was unprepared and left all my case information behind, due to a family situation she dealt with half the night, that everyone knew about, even the judge.
My case would have been won the first time, they only found one job code I could do from my past experience, when I informed the judge that wasn't my job title, and wasn't registered to do legal dietician, the advocate had seven days to get that job title from the company to the judge, and she didn't do so, getting me a unfavorable decision, stating it was a seditary job that met my requirement.
SomI am transferring my new application to a local reputable lawyers office who will actually have a attorney or lawyer present
Don't use this company, they don't communicate with you, you do most of the work and they get 25 percent. WRONG,,,,!!, find someone else better
DO NOT USE THEM
I HAVE SENT THEM SEVERAL FORMS OVER AND OVER AND EVEN WENT IN FRONT OF A JUDGE AFTER BEING DENIED THROUGH THEM. THE TIME I HAD IN MY HEARING WAS RUSHED DUE TO THE JUDGE BEING BEHIND AND HAD A CALL SHE HAD TO TAKE. AFTER THAT I DID NOT HEAR FROM THEM FOR EVER THEN GOT A LETTER FROM SSI SAYING I WAS DENIED, I HAD TO KEEP CALLING THEM AND GETTING THE BS OH WE ARE WORKING ON YOUR APPEAL AND THE LAWYERS HERE ARE WORKING HARD ON YOUR CASE. AGAIN AND AGANI I ASKED FOR UPDATES AND NOT A DAM THING VIA MAIL OR PHONE, THEN I GET A CALL LAST WEEK SAYING THAT THE APPEAL LAWYER WAS REVEIWING MY CASE AND THEN TODAY I WAS CALLED AND TOLD THEY ARE NOT PERSUING MY CASE. WTF!