Unlike many attorneys, Disability lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, which basically means they only collect if they win your case. Even then, their fees are capped by the federal government.
The Social Security Administration mandates that a Disability attorney can only charge up to 25 percent of your past-due benefits (back pay accrued while you waited for Social Security to approve your case) or $6,000, whichever is less.
For example, let’s say your case was finally approved and you were awarded $10,000 in back pay. The attorney’s fees would be $2,500 ― 25 percent of $10,000. You will get $7,500.
Now, take a different scenario. Let’s say you were awarded $50,000 in past-due benefits. In this case, the attorney’s fees would not be $12,500. It would be $6,000 because of the fee cap.
It’s important to note that the attorney’s fees come directly out of the award. The Social Security Administration sends your attorney their payment about the same time they send your award. You will not have to bother with attorney’s fees at all.
Our firm will front the cost for any expenses necessary to prepare your claim. These expenses may include costs for medical records, copies and postage. In most circumstances, our expenses will not exceed a few hundred dollars for each case. Expenses for your case will be billed to you as soon as you receive a check for back benefits. If we are unsuccessful in winning you disability benefits, you are not required to pay us for any expenses.
Bottom line: If we don’t win your case, we don’t collect a dime.
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We hope you found this information helpful. Our team is skilled in all aspects of Social Security Disability law. If you want to file an application or appeal a denied claim, we can help. Call us today at 855-702-9061.