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Binder & Binder - They have turn down my daughter four times

She has had back surgery and now all screws are loose and a bulging disc again she has caudia equine syndrome and drop foot and now her other leg is not working she is in and out of the hospital all the time nobody is going to hire her to work for them this has been going on for 4 years she just got word she has be cancelled again Binder and Binder will not get any money from us we are going to call Morgan and Morgan this is the stupidest thing to ever go thru her and her kids live with us because she cannot work my stomach hurts for her this is ridiculous.

Binder & Binder - legal

What People Don't Understand -

1 - Binder & Binder are NOT attorneys. They are "advocates".

#2 - Social Security is nothing but a waiting game. They are understaffed and underfunded. It is not that the lawyer/representative is not doing anything, it is that your file is at the SSA in a pile and will not get looked at or scheduled for months or years. There is nothing for your representative to do during this wait.

#3 - 90% of cases are denied the very first time due to the fact that over half of the denied cases will not appeal. This is from an attorneywho previously worked FOR SSA

#4 - it is not determined by whether your condition is on the list of disabilities, but by how severe your symptoms are

#5 - it is also determined by if you can do ANY job (janitorial, laundry services, etc.) not just be the job you previously had

#6 - contact your Congressman about your case. It's not a guarantee, but it can help.

I have been through this process several times - first for my (now ex) husband who had a rare autoimmune disease (took 2 years from initial filing), and my son who has severe PTSD (1 1/2 years from initial filing), and now myself. I was denied at first Judicial Hearing for SSD and now just got my date for SSI Judicial Hearing. I filed initially in 2013

They did not do anything for my daughter she has caudia equine symptoms and drop foot and now all her screws and loose they are not a good business they have lost 4 times for her they are horrible people

Binder & Binder - disability claim - failed promises

In 2008 I hired Binder and Binder to handle my Social Security claim. They come across on their TV commercial as a firm you can trust to do everything needed to win. What a joke that turned out to...

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Binder & Binder - legal help for ssdi

They did nothing!! I never got phone calls, updates, or relevant information. I would contact them and they were rude and treated me like I was an idiot!! The lawyer actually showed up and he wa...

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Binder & Binder - Unauthorized charges

They were supposed to get me this huge settlement that went back like ten years but the judge disallowed the settlement. So, basically, Binder didn't do their job so they didn't get squat. So, for...

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Binder & Binder - social security disability

Back in 2010, I retained Binder and Binder to represent me after my initial denial from Social Security. My first contact with their intake personnel should have been enough to send me running. She...

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Binder & Binder - Benefits claim

I was approved at hearing stage for benefits, and I saw that the ALJ instructed me and/or SSA to not pay them the agreed-upon 25% of back pay. Binder and Binder are now billing me directly, but...

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Sep 16, 2015

Binder & Binder - Social Security Case

This company is not the best. They are people that prey on the disabled. We hired them to do our case for Social security disability and they have been no good. I have been doing all the running for...

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Binder & Binder - THEIFS

I had a social security case starting in 2006 and ending in 2013. The first two years of my case was handled by a different attorney. After he lost he bailed on me so I had to find another attorney it was Binder and Binder. I should have done my home work a little better.They won my case after several appeals and the case becoming a federal court case.Long story short it has been almost a year now since I won and I am still waiting for my settlement. Why because binder and binder are holding my settlement hostage so they can try to get more money than they earned.Out of the eight years they only represented me for six but they want all eight years of pay. They say they are here for you and don't worry my ###. I have spoken to them and they are blaming social security for this mess
yet they effuse to do anything to help me now that the case has been won. They even went as far to say that they were only hired to win the case not see it thru.All I can say is do not use or let any one you no use binder and binder because you will be sorry you did.I hope this saves future disabled people from getting more disabled. They screwed around with my case so long I ended up selling every thing of value I owned and cost me my marriage what are you willing to lose?

Binder & Binder - Rip-off

Should have done my research. Retained them before when I filed big mistake. They do absolutely nothing, they wait until you've been denied before they do anything. They don't return phone calls they...

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Binder & Binder - Criminals

I have spent many hours reading the posts on this site and
believe that these Binder & Binder people have gone too far and without
oversight of the judicial system (it makes you wonder who Binder & Binder
is paying off for such protection). Well enough is enough. It is time for us,
the people who have been victimized by these slime balls. I think it is time we
band together and take this battle public. I would like to gather enough “victims”
to band together across the country and take this battle to the front doors of
every Binder & Binder office in country on the same day. I have the address
of every of every Binder and Binder office across the country. I want enough
folks to gather on the same day at the same time at every location across the
country. My hope is to get every media outlet possible to know of our battle
and cover our fight. If we could get some media coverage and public outrage
over the victimization of people with disabilities, our judicial system will have
no choice but to do something about them. With all of the “victims” and their
families in support along with consumer advocates as much media as well as any
others, we can bring enough pressure on this disgusting organization and bring
them down. I personally think they should be imprisoned as well as be closed
down. Unfortunately, these people have “victimized” so many individuals they
have enough money to protect themselves from jail. But, we can definitely hurt
their business. Hopefully with enough exposure to their true tactics and record
of victimization we can put them out of business altogether. If you wish to take part in this action,
please sign up for my e-mail distribution list for more information to follow.
Please send an e-mail to [protected]@gmail.com
with e-mail list addition in the subject line.


The more of you that join, the greater our chances of taking
this firm out of business and stop the victimization of disabled Americans. The
government won’t stop them, so it is up to us to do the job!!!

I am with you let me know [email protected] so let me know my name is Johnny

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Binder & Binder - Mis representation

They have really screwed my life up, long short. Went to court, meet advocate for the first time
2 minutes prior to court hearing, he looked like he just stepped out of high school, Had all of information incorrect, such as diagnosis, aid that I had returned to work, when in fact I was still on medical leave the day I went to my hearing.

But the biggest mistake, was that he told me that I was to go back to work, "try to work, and if I had any issues, to come back, and they would try to re apply for SS

I just now found out, 11 months later, that I was in, approved for permanent disability. I call Binder and Binder back, and now they say yes, however all my records have been destroyed.
Now, I am on the verge of being fired, because I have missed a lot of days of work, due to my inability to work.


The advocate, Binder and Binder sent to me, was an idiot who knows squat.;
I think a bunch of us should go for a class action suit against Binder and Binder. I am having to see a lawyer to see if there is anything that can be done for me. But in the meantime, I hope Binder and Binder will have to pay everyone back that they screwed up, and then get shut down. they deserve it!!!

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Binder & Binder - Mis-leading

After filing for SSI/Disability for my sister, doing all the initial paperwork myself and having her be denied one is basically forced to hire an attorney. We had no relationship with any attorney and saw the commercial for Binder & Binder. HUGE mistake! After nearly six (6) years of being bounced around from one case worker (clerk) to another, submitting medical report, after medical report, photo's, a zillion phone calls, and just a ONE TIME face to face (for 10 minutes at a hearing) my sister was denied several times. We ended up at yet another appeal hearing where my sister received a partial judgement of disability for 5 months!!! We filed in 2007, hired Binder & Binder in 2009 and they got us 5 months?????? At that last Appeals Hearing I asked for a business card since this was the one and only time I met any representative for Binder & Binder. It was then and only then I realized they ARE NOT licensed attorney's at all!!! I even asked the gentlemen who showed up 5 minutes before the hearing if he was a licensed attorney, he tried to over talk me and avoid the question. I left the court room, got on line and started to further research my suspicions. Low and behold we had now wasted nearly six years believing this company was providing legal services for us and we paid them to do so. TOTAL misleading that they represent themselves as attorney's!!! We fired them immediately and although we cannot stand to see or watch their commercials on television we have noticed their new commercials mention several times Social Security Advocates!!! BEWARE everyone as we do not want this to happen to any other innocent, once hard working now disabled person!!!

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Binder & Binder - Misrepresentation

Beware. Binder and Binder will usually not send an Attorney to represent you. Ther are only one or two licensed attorney's per each office. The usual office handles about 250-300 clients per...

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Binder & Binder - horrible & incompetent attorneys

Binder and Binder's advertisement says there is no fee until we win your case to collect Social Security, but they lie; they mistreat minority clients, extort money from clients before they settle...

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Binder & Binder - the worst law firm ever & they mistreat clients!!

They claimed to be the #1 best Social security disability advocates. A year later my hearing had finally come, my caseworker was not doing her job, and Binder & Binder was not sending my doctors reports. I was told they wouldn't send any medical reports, and that I had to call doctors & get my own medical records, instead of the legal staff doing their job, and focusing on winning my case- they ignored my phone calls (at times I didn't hear from them for months!!), and when they did call, they were rude & unprofessional. One week before my hearing date I finally received a phone call from BINDER & BINDER- They lost my case file, and were not prepared for my hearing, and got mad with me; because they were not doing their jobs!! I have a written letters from them saying they need money from me to win my case!?! They have been exorting me for money, and they haven't even won my case!! So I had to fire them, for incompetence and poor legal representation!! DON'T EVER HIRE BINDER & BINDER- THEY ARE A LOUSY LAW FIRM!!!

Binder & Binder - NOT The Social security disability advocates

In 2012 I hired Binder & Binder to handle my disability case. They claimed to be the #1 best Social security disability advocates. A years later my hearing had finally come, my caseworker was not doing her job, and Binder & Binder was not sending my doctors reports. I was told they wouldn't send any medical reports, and that I had to call doctors & get my own medical records, instead of the legal staff doing their job, and focusing on winning my case- they ignored my phone calls (at times I didn't hear from them for months!!), and when they did call, they were rude & unprofessional. One week before my hearing date I finally received a phone call from BINDER & BINDER ... THEY WERE DROPPING MY CASE !!! They hung me out to dry !! I have a written letters from them saying they need money from me to win my case!?! They have been exorting me for money, and they haven't even won my case!!
For any one who needs to file for ss disability... trust me, don't hire Binder & Binder, you will regret it!!

I hired Binder & Binder way back in 2003 after watching television and seeing a commercial of theirs that they do all the leg work, will contact your doctors and hospitals, and obtain all records necessary and me as a client will not have to do anything. They will win for me and then they get 25% off of the lump sum. I liked this idea. My only complaint then was that each time I called them to see where we are at, I had a new representative. In '05 I got a denial letter. I was dumbfounded, though I would win. I spoke to my rep the next day and he assured me they would do the appeal. I felt a bit better. I was not working at the time, only getting spousal support. But in '06 I did win, got my $8, 000.00 lump sum, they took what they needed before I got my 8. To t his day I do get around $870 every month, changing a bit every year. Really, to be honest, I have had no complaints about this company. I am also shocked to see everyone who has had an issue.
Now my daughter is using them and they want her to go see a doctor of their choosing an hour away from us, but they want my daughter to pay the doctor out of her own money $500.00. What in heavens name is that about? They are supposed to do it all, right.? This is a big major complaint from me.. I am on low income and do not have that kind of money to help my daughter out. She has no one else to help her. But still I was always told that if they choose a doctor, then they pay for the exam. My daughter went to a doctor last year and she did not have to pay. I never paid for any doctor back in '03''06 and I was sent to several. So what is the story on that. Anyone know? Anyone elsel asked to pay for an exam?

I know you make it your lifestyle to make claims of racism and the like, but how do you know they mistreat MINORITY clients? From other complaints I've seen, they mistreat clients of all ethnicities. Not everything is a racial issue -- sometimes people are just all around slimy.

Binder and Binder's advertisement says there is no fee until we win your case to collect Social Security, but they lie; they mistreat minority clients, extort money from clients before they settle your case, and they have rude & an incompetent legal staff, that makes the client do all of their legal work!! Do not hire this lousy Law Firm!!

File a complaint against them. A lawyer who drops a case before a court date like that can possibly be reprimanded or suspended by the Bar for such behaviour.

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Binder & Binder - Poor Representation

I am a disabled Veteran. The Veterans Administration (VA) has determined me unemployable due to my service connected illness. I wish getting VA benefits was as easy as typing that opening sentence, but it isn't. To get VA benefits you have to fight the Government tooth and nail and it took me around 13 years to get my benefits from the VA.

To qualify for Social Security Administration (SSA) disability benefits you must meet certain eligibility requirements. The VA and the SSA have the same eligibility requirements as both are United States Government Departments. I was told by the VA to also apply for my SSA benefits. I figured that would be easy since I was already found unemployable due to my illness through he VA. WRONG! My SSA claim was denied.

I seen Binder and Binder's commercial on TV and called them because I was exhausted fighting the Government so I was going to let them fight the Government. After all, they said they were specialized in it so I figured it should be a walk in the park for them and I mean literally because I was already found to be unemployable by the VA which is another Government department.

Five years later and three appeals later, I along with my Binder and Binder lawyer who I have never met before was in arbitration. The SSA sent their doctor as their witness who testified that after his review of my medical evidence he found that I was unemployable. I figured it was a locked deal. I mean their doctor just testified on MY behalf! About a month and a half later however, I received a letter from the courts with the arbitration judge's decision. He ruled against me and his reason was because he believed that if I was sick the way I claim I would be skinny, not obese. YES, that was the explanation to his ruling. He disregarded my VA medical records, he disregarded the doctor who was their on behalf of the SSA and he used his own personal opinion to make a decision.

Binder and Binder appealed and the court sided with the arbitration judge. That is when I received a letter from Binder and Binder stating that we had one appeal left which was to the Supreme Court. I forget the cost involved, but I had to pay it up front if I wanted to appeal the Supreme Court. I had to let it go. I was railroaded and although I know that is what the Government does I still hold Binder and Binder responsible, because I do not believe they properly handled my case.

They kept sending me these questionnaires that asked me about my knees, hips and back because they were going for my arthritis. I kept telling them the arthritis was not my problem that it was my Gulf War Syndrome that made me unemployable, but they never listened to me. Hindsight is always 20/20 and looking back I wish I would have gone with a local law firm where I could have actually seen my lawyers face to face when needed.

If you are going to look for a lawyer to represent you against the SSA, don't pick a law firm that is national. Get a local law firm that you can deal with directly with your lawyer when you need to. I wish I could sue Binder and Binder. Any lawyer looking to take a class action suit?

I would also like any information about any class action law suits being filed against Binder and Binder for miss representation of their clients that they were advocates for. They had my case 3 years and sent an attorney to my hearing who had only reviewed my case for about an hour. The attorney could not pronounce the name of my disease much less present the case. I presented the case to the Judge and rehab specialist. Binder and Binder never got any money from me, but wasted a lot of valuable time of mine. Kindly keep me posted if you hear of any such litigation about Binder and Binder. My email address is
[email protected] Good luck and take it easy coping with your disabilities that no Judge has the right to diagnose what I can and can not do when it comes to health issues. I do not understand why a medical person is not making disability decisions.

I would also like to have a class action lawsuit against Binder and Binder. Lisa 217_ 716_ 6992

Thanks for sharing! I've been looking for disability lawyers (http://www.disabilitylaw.ca) but wasn't quite sure where to start so this was great information.

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Binder & Binder - why it takes so long and do i have a chance with just one doctor

if i dont have a chance because of not enough info let me know i dont want to go to a hearing for nothing and then get a bill for something i cant afford, my family is broke i could not pay you if i...

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Binder & Binder - No Help

I was turned down for ssd 3 times I called Binder&binder for counsel so I talk to someoni told them I need a lawyer to present my appeal so they ask a lot of question and telling me what I needed to do, I explain to them all of my documents where in the computer, told them I worked 33 yrs on the same job, I have OA of bothb kness ben though operations and hard for me to get around. She said before I come in I would have to get all of these things be for I can have a interview. I couldn't get all the things that they wanted and just turned me down. After that I found a great SSD lawyer that knew everything, he told me I would have to wait a yr for my appeal to be called, he just stayed intouch 2months before I had my hearing I got up to dat doctorse doctors notes for the hearing and won my case and got back 2 yrs of money owed to me I very greatful for the lawyer I got just had to tell my story I won my case thank you Binder&Binder for being so cold and not helpin me win my case, y'all need to learn how to talk to ppl needed your help so glad I found another lawyer and he got payed well.

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