There are federal laws that dictate how much your Social Security disability lawyer can charge, and all fees must be approved by the Social Security Administration. When Social Security approves a claim, the Social Security Administration will automatically deduct attorney’s fees out of a lump sum retroactive award in most cases. The contingency fee agreement system is important for workers who are hurting physically or emotionally, and suffering the financial hardships imposed by medical bills and unemployment.
Social Security disability cases can be overwhelming. While individuals can apply for benefits themselves, hiring a lawyer has been proven to increase the rate of success. An attorney is responsible for submitting evidence to the Administrative Law Judge in a timely manner, avoiding unnecessary delays or supplemental hearings.
At the LaPorte Law Firm, we don’t get paid unless our clients win money. Our attorneys limit fees to 25% of any past-due benefits or $6,000, whichever amount is less. The total fee we will charge is limited to a maximum of $6,000, regardless of the past due lump sum amount. There are no ongoing fees after an approval. The worker keeps all monthly disability payments.
We offer free case review. If we take your case, we will explain and sign a written fee agreement so you are fully informed of the costs associated with representation. We only take cases we believe are meritorious according to Social Security’s disability rules, and we fight to ensure that our clients have the opportunity to present the best possible case for disability without unnecessary delays.