If you have not yet reached the legal minimum retirement age and you cannot work as a result of a physical or mental disability that is expected to last at least a year, you can claim disability benefits from Social Security. Although you can claim, don’t be surprised if you are among the seventy percent of claimants that are denied benefits even though you have paid into the system for as long as you can remember. Even though your initial application for benefits was denied you have the right to appeal. Many people hire a seasoned social security, workers compensation & estate planning lawyer / attorney in Buena Park to help them through the complex process.
If you have been denied benefits and are concerned about paying for a lawyer, don’t be.
Social Security lawyers work on contingency:
When you hire a lawyer based on contingency you do not have to pay anything up-front. If your lawyer wins your case then, and only then, do you pay. If your claim does not get approval there are is no need for you to pay for legal assistance.
You and you lawyer will enter into a binding agreement that specifies the terms of payment; this agreement must be presented to and approved by the SSA, Social Security Administration.
There is one small exception to this arrangement; you will be responsible for any expenses the attorney incurs. These expenses are rarely of any real significance, they are for such things as costs associated with gathering medical history, doctor’s reports, etc.
The SSA will establish the date you became disabled, your first payment includes this back-pay, it is this amount that is used to calculate the fee you have to pay your social security, workers compensation & estate planning lawyer / attorney in Buena Park. The fee is straight forward; 25 percent of the back pay but not exceeding $6,000 and it is paid out of the back pay.
If you are disabled and unable to work you may be eligible for disability benefits. If you need the professional services of a social security, workers compensation & estate planning lawyer / attorney in Buena Park you are invited to contact the Law Offices of Norman J. Homen.