What Does It Cost To Hire A Social Security Disability Attorney?

by | Mar 16, 2017 | Lawyers

Many people that are dealing with disability are having a hard enough time as it is; they believe that hiring Social Security attorneys in Missouri to help them deal with the process is out of the question. This I not the case, Social Security attorneys only get paid if and when your claim for benefits is approved.

The fee arrangement that binds you and your attorney is set by law; there is no room for negotiation. As it stands, the attorney is entitled to 25 percent of the back pay that is granted by the Administration, up to a maximum of $6,000. This of course is based on the attorney winning the case. You can expect that when an attorney takes your case, the attorney believes you have a good chance of winning.

Fee arrangement:

To ensure they get paid upon a successful conclusion to the case, your lawyer and you will enter into an agreement which in turn is sent to the SSA for approval. Upon approval, should you win, your attorney will be paid directly from your back pay.

Out of pocket expenses:

In any legal case there are actually two different types of expenses. The attorney charges a fee which covers the time dedicated to your case, this is the amount agreed upon with the Administration. Over and above the fee are expenses. Your attorney will pay fees on behalf of the client, these fees are for such things as postage, photocopying and in some cases, the cost of getting access to the clients medical records.

Social Security attorneys in Missouri cannot charge a retainer or an up-front fee for their time; they are however allowed to charge an up-front fee to cover out of pocket expenses. The truth is, with expenses rarely exceeding $200; the majority of attorneys simply ask that they be reimbursed once the case is concluded.

As Social Security attorneys in Missouri work on contingency, there is no valid argument for not hiring the best attorneys to assist you get your benefits. You are invited to discus the details of your case with the Grundy Disability Group, LLC.