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Cost of Using a Social Security Benefits Lawyer
Posted in: Benefits on April 26th, 2013

ss disabilityWhen applying for disability benefits, most people seek the guidance of a social security benefits lawyer to increase the chances of their case being approved. However, these fees are expensive, and you should be prepared for the cost of using a social security benefits lawyer. Of course, the costs of using the lawyer are certainly worth it compared to the risk of not using one. While it’s possible to navigate the disability benefits application process on your own, it’s incredibly difficult and time consuming. A social security benefits lawyer saves you time and helps you get those benefits you deserve – the fees are definitely worth it in the end!

The Cost of Getting Disability Benefits

While the fees that a social security benefits lawyer charges might seem expensive, keep in mind that they’re helping you get long-term disability benefits. Since a lawyer can likely get you more benefits than you could have on your own, think of it as an investment in your case.

Costs to be prepared for include:

The Contingency Fee Agreement. This agreement that must be signed with you allows the SSA to pay your attorney in the case of the claim being approved. The contingency basis ensures that your attorney is only paid after you win the disability claim.
Backpay benefits. If you’re approved for disability benefits, you don’t only get benefits going forward – you also get past-due benefits. Or “backpay” that was owed before you’re application was approved. Your social security benefits lawyer is entitled to up to 25 percent of your backpay benefits.
Miscellaneous costs. To give you the full range of representation services he can offer, your attorney is going to need school, work, medical, and all type of records from you. Acquiring these records often costs a few fees that you must pay out of pocket. Just remember that paying a small fee for that old college transcript is worth it if it means long-term disability benefits that you need!

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