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How Social Security Disability Contingency Fees Benefit You

All too often, we see people forego their right to an attorney just because they think they can’t afford one. In many cases, nothing could be further from the truth. Particularly in Social Security Disability law.

We understand that many people can be unemployed for a long time before their Social Security Disability case is resolved. We get it. Money is tight.

That’s why, if the Social Security Disability lawyer you hire is successful in getting you benefits, the federal government mandates a low “contingency fee” structure, which is regulated by the Social Security Administration and Congress.

That contingency fee is limited to 25% of back-due benefits, or $6,000, whichever is less.

There is no attorney’s fee unless we win your case.2

How Social Security Disability Lawyers Are Paid2

“Our Social Security Disability lawyers and staff see every day the devastating financial circumstances that many of our clients are forced to contend with.

Contingency fees allow these clients to get the help they need to try to obtain the benefits they may deserve without having to pay up front.”

— Attorney Rick Fleming, Head of Social Security Disability, the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin

Paying on “contingency” means you pay no attorney’s fee until your case is resolved – in this case, when you receive Social Security Disability benefits. This allows people who are struggling financially and may need representation the most, to have the benefit of legal guidance.

For example, if your back pay award is $10,000, your attorney can collect an attorney’s fee of $2,500 (25% of $10,000). If your back pay award is, say, $40,000, your attorney’s fee will be capped at only $6,000.

When the attorney first accepts the case and if you decide to move forward, both of you will sign an agreement attesting to the contingency arrangement. We like that arrangement. And based on our Social Security Disability client testimonials and reviews, we think our clients like it too.

Get a FREE Case Evaluation From Our NC Social Security Disability Lawyers

If you’re in a desperate situation and need money, try to give yourself the best shot at benefits possible. Ask one of our experienced Social Security Disability lawyers if they think they can help build your case.

Contact us or call 1-866-900-7078. This initial evaluation is free. And afterwards, if we determine we may be able to help you, we will not charge you one penny in attorney’s fees unless you receive benefits.