Thursday, July 16, 2009

What is this going to cost me?

I get lots of telephone calls from people with Social Security Disability claims who are worried about the fee for an attorney. In most cases, my client and I both sign a Fee Agreement. No fee is owed unless we win your claim for Social Security Disability or SSI benefits.

If we win, the fee is 25% of the back benefits, subject to a cap set by SSA. There is no fee on future benefits.

If you are interested, you can read all of the details about the Fee Agreement process here.


jdfua said...

What if your past employment has made you sign an agreement that any past or make up payments of SSI must be handed over to them? Then what would be the fee?

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Ed Anderson said...

@jdufa: I imagine you are talking about long-term disability benefits. Most policies provide that the attorney's fee is credited toward any repayment you owe. The company can't profit because you had to hire an attorney. Call me and I'll try to give you more details. (865) 522-9000