Last Updated: 7/11/2022
Many people wonder how a Social Security disability lawyer gets paid. Many claimants go to the Social Security Administration’s website and apply for disability benefits themselves. Unfortunately, many who file a disability claim alone find themselves receiving denial after denial.
Filing for Social Security disability is a long process that many find frustrating; Especially when physicians tell these claimants they are disabled but the claimant receives a denial letter. That’s usually when people seek out disability lawyers and advocates to help them fight in court.
Balin Law Attorney, Chad Delesk, explains how disability lawyers get paid:
“A great question I always get is how do we pay your fee? Well, the answer is pretty simple. It’s on a contingency fee basis. And it’s exactly that. Our fee is contingent on winning your case. Thus, if we don’t win, we don’t get paid a fee.”
How Much Does a Disability Lawyer Charge In Attorney Fees?
Disability lawyers typically handle cases on a contingency fee basis. If a case is won and if you are owed backpay benefits or past due benefits, a disability attorney will receive the lesser of 25% or $6,000 of those backpay (past due) benefits (cap will be raised to $7200 effective November 30, 2022). If a case is won after a successful appeal to the Appeals Council or Federal Court, then the contingency fee becomes a flat 25% of past due benefits. We don’t receive any payment unless and until we win your case.
Looking to file a disability claim? Been denied?
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