Clients navigate the complicated and often confusing procedure to apply for and appeal Disability benefits.
Social Security lawyers are compensated by a contingency fee. That means that they only get paid when their client is awarded disability benefits. If the client wins the case and receives disability benefits and benefits, the lawyer gets some of the back pay owed to the person.
The percentage an attorney for social security can be charged varies depending on the state in which they are located, however it’s usually around 25% of the compensation due to the customer, but with a maximum of $20,000 established by the Social Security Administration. If a person receives $20k in back pay, the fees for an attorney would be $5,000.
If a disability case is to be approved, a social security lawyer can’t be permitted to charge any upfront fees. The reason for this is that disability applicants are usually facing financial hardship, so charging upfront fees could burden the person in a way that is unfair to them.
The lawyers can also cost their clients fees for any expenses associated with their work for example, obtaining medical records along with filing fees, among the like.
They typically only get paid in the event that the client makes claims for disability. This fee structure ensures that clients have access to legal advice without having to shell out upfront costs.