26 Apr Disability Attorney Fee
Here is everything you need to know about the fee for Disability Attorney’s and advocates.
There is a great deal of misinformation about Attorney fees when it comes to disability claims. Many people believe that (1) they cannot afford attorney assistance or (2) that Attorney’s take all the benefit money their client was just awarded. These beliefs are incorrect and may prevent people from getting the help they need. The facts are as followed:
The Social Security Administration (SSA) has strict laws regarding how much a disability Attorney or advocate can earn. For Social Security Disability claims, the attorney fee is limited to 25% of the backpay, with a cap at $6,000. Because of this, there is no charge upfront and nothing paid out-of-pocket.
To reiterate, the attorney fee will ONLY be taken from the backpay. All ongoing benefit payments go entirely to the claimant.
According to the Contingency Fee Agreement, the Attorney will only be paid if the claim is successful. There is no fee if you are not awarded benefits.
The client may be responsible for fees related to record collection (medical, work, etc.). This cost is separate from the attorney fee that is taken from the backpay. However, this is not the case for all disability Attorney’s.
Victory Disability does not charge for the acquisition of records and is compliant with all guidelines. In addition, we are in good standing with the SSA.
Veterans interested in applying for Social Security Disability or VA Disability Compensation with the help of Victory Disability should call 1-866-350-7229. To determine if you are eligible for SSDI benefits, complete our Social Security Disability Evaluation.