Many people that are forced into applying for Social Security disability benefits have a limited amount of money at their disposal. In many cases there is not enough money to even consider hiring a lawyer to help. This should never be a concern; unlike many lawyers, those who provide services to disabled individuals applying for benefits do not charge their fee up-front, nor do they ask for a retainer. A Social Security lawyer in Oak Ridge work on a contingency fee, this simply means that they only get paid if they win your case.
Once a Social Security lawyer has agreed to take your case; regardless of whether you are filing for SSI or SSDI, you and the lawyer will enter into an agreement. This agreement gives the Social Security Administration the right to pay your lawyer upon approval of benefits. The agreement is subject to review by the Administration to ensure it is in complete agreement with the legal guidelines.
How much is the lawyer’s fee?
The fee that your lawyer can charge is set by law; it is 25 percent of the past-due benefits that you are eventually granted, up to $6,000 maximum. The lawyer is paid only from the past-due benefits, if there are none, the lawyer gets nothing but this is almost unheard of.
The beauty of this arrangement is that the applicant can have the best Social Security lawyer in Oak Ridge and the fee is paid out of the disability monies that you are awarded. You won’t have to deal with paying the lawyer, the Administration will calculate the legal fee, up to a maximum of $6,000 of course, and pay the lawyer direct from your first award. The balance of the first payment is then sent to you. There are no further payments to your lawyer.
The chances are far better that you will be granted disability benefits when you work with a Social Security lawyer in Oak Ridge. You are invited to have your case evaluated at no cost when you contact the Law Offices of Miller & Drozdowski, P.C. Follow us on our Google+ page.