How Much Does A Social Security Law Firm Charge To Represent A Client?

Traditionally, legal fees are a combination of time spent on the case, the complexity of the case, etc. This is not the case when a Social Security law firm in Knoxville calculates their fees.

Social Security law firms work on contingency; they don’t charge any upfront fees, they don’t ask for a retainer nor do they give interim bills. The firm will be paid their fee only if they win benefits for their client.

The agreement:

When you first engage the services of a Social Security law firm in Knoxville you will enter an agreement that gives the Administration the right to pay your lawyer directly if your claim is substantiated and you are granted benefits. As the agreement is subject to review by the Administration it must meet certain criteria.

The attorney’s fee:

Social Security lawyer’s fees are capped by law; the fee is set at 25 percent of any past due benefits that you are granted up to a maximum of $6,000. In the majority of cases, the fee is simply taken from the past due benefits and sent directly to your lawyer, there are no further fees to be paid.

Back pay:

Upon approval, the Administration will calculate how much back pay you are owed. The back pay is retroactive to the date when the SSA determined your disability started up to 12 months.

Using the formula noted, if you were awarded back pay in the amount of $10,000, the Social Security law firm in Knoxville will get 25 percent; $2,500, and the remaining $7,500 is yours.

There may be minor out-of-pocket expenses made by your lawyer during the process. Perhaps your work records and medical records will have to be purchased and you may have to take interim examinations prior to your hearing date. These expenses rarely are even $200 but whatever they are, you are liable for them and you pay your lawyer direct.

Hiring a Social Security law firm in Knoxville is a very good investment. The fees are due only if the firm wins, and then the fees are paid direct out of your initial award. For a free evaluation of your case you are invited to contact the Law Offices of Miller & Drozdowski, P.C.


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