What Will It Cost If You Hire A Social Security Disability Lawyer?

by | Sep 6, 2017 | Lawyers

The legal fee that Social Security disability lawyers can charge a client is regulated by the Federal Government, there is no negotiating the fee, it is what it is. Social Security disability lawyers in Missouri can charge 25 percent of the amount the client is granted in the form of back pay, the maximum amount is capped at $6,000 and the fee is only payable should they win your case.

Under these circumstances, there really is no good reason why any claimant would go it alone.

Contingency fee basis:

Social Security disability lawyers work on contingency; this simply means that when they are successful in getting you your benefits, they get paid. In the event they fail, you owe them nothing. When you hire a Social Security lawyer you will not be asked to pay any fees up front although you may be asked to pay for the procurement of documents etc during the process these charges are minimal.

Once you hire the lawyer, you will sign an agreement that lays out in detail the terms of payment. The agreement is sent to the SSA (Social Security Administration) for their review and approval.

Back pay:

Once you have been approved for SSDI benefits, the Social Security Administration will determine the amount of your back pay based on the onset date of your physical or mental disability. This date can go back as far as 12 months from the date of your initial claim.

If you were applying for SSI, when approved, your benefits will be back dated to the month following the month of your initial application.

As noted, your Social Security disability lawyers in Missouri will get 25 percent of your back pay for the legal services they provided, up to a maximum of $6,000. Assume for a moment that your back pay award is $10,000; your lawyers get $2,500, the balance of $7,500 is yours. It is easy to see why having skilled lawyer’s on your side makes so much sense.

As the legal fee is set and in most cases will be paid from your initial award, it makes a great deal of sense to hire Social Security disability lawyers in Missouri to help with your claim. To discuss your case you are invited to contact the Grundy Disability Group, LLC.

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