We Do Not Get Paid Unless You Win!
One question or concern we get all of the time from potential clients is “how am I going to afford an attorney? I can’t work!” Social Security realizes that you are unable to work, but you still need legal help when it comes to your Social Security Disability needs. That is why Social Security Disability attorneys only get paid if you win your case.
If we help you win your benefits our fee is paid out of your “back-pay” and is paid directly to us by Social Security.
What is “Back-Pay”
When you are awarded Social Security Disability benefits you are not only paid going forward, you are paid for the time that you were disabled and not collecting benefits. This means that you can get paid all the way back to when you stopped working because of your disability. Legal limitations do apply to this, and for a full explanation you should contact one of our client service representatives at 1-800-488-4775.
What Percentage of the Back Pay Does the Attorney Receive
The standard fee for a Social Security Disability attorney is 25% of the client’s back-pay, capped at $6000. To put this more simply, if you are owed $10,000 in back-pay at the time you win your disability, your attorney will receive a fee of $2,500 and you will receive the other $7,500. If instead, your back-pay is $50,000, your attorney will receive the capped amount of $6,000 and you will receive the remaining $44,000.
Is There Any Fee on My Ongoing Payments
NO! Once you pay your attorney the one-time fee based on your back-pay amount, you do not owe another dime for fees. Each and every monthly check after your first one is 100% yours.
Do I Owe Money for Expenses
In certain cases there are extra expenses that come up that you would be required to pay after your case is decided. Mostly these costs are what your doctor charges for copies of medical evidence. While not all doctors charge a fee, many do, however, the fees that a doctor can charge for a Social Security case are limited by law. Many law firms require you to give money up front to pay for the future medical records that will be needed, our office does not. We require no money up front, and we will pay to retrieve any medical records that are needed for your case.