Social Security Disability Attorney’s Fees
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How much do Social Security Disability attorneys charge?
Here is what you need to know:
The Social Security Disability legal fee payment process
Attorney’s fees are 25% of your first retroactive payment; however, fees are capped at US$7,200 regardless of how much money you are owed by the Social Security Administration (SSA). It should be noted that there is no upfront fee when you start the Social Security Disability claim process and no ongoing fee after you’ve won your case. As the SSA can take several years to adjudicate a disability claim, disability claimants are often entitled to a large check for retroactive benefits for the period in which they were waiting for their claim to be decided. Our fees automatically come out of that first retroactive check, meaning our clients never have to pay us directly.
Frequently asked questions on Social Security Disability attorney’s fees
While being represented by an attorney, there are often costs involved relating to documentation that needs to be requested, such as medical, work, and other required records. Certain legal representatives require their clients to pay for these costs in addition to the fee they will receive from the client’s back pay, and sometimes require the costs to be paid upfront. However, it is more common for attorneys to front these costs for their clients and then bill them for these costs once the case has been closed.
At LaPorte Law Firm, for the vast majority of cases, we pay upfront for any additional costs and bill clients at the end of the case once they get their award, ensuring no out-of-pocket expenses will be required from clients during the claim process.
When hiring legal representation for a Social Security Disability claim, it’s important to clarify whether you will be responsible for out-of-pocket expenses on top of the attorney’s fee and what types of expenses will be included.
As mandated by the SSA, attorney’s fees are capped at US$7,200.
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