What will it cost me? How much can an attorney charge for helping me with my disability claim?

What will it cost me? How much can an attorney charge for helping me with my disability claim?

Attorneys’ Fees in DIB/SSI cases

Attorneys’ fees are regulated by the Social Security Act

  • Fees are contingent; thus, if you are not awarded benefits, there is no fee.
  • Typically, at the administrative level (through the ALJ hearing), fees are limited to 25% of your past-due benefits (back pay) with the maximum fee being $6,000.
  • For example, if your back pay is $12,000 ($1,000 per month for 12 months), then the attorney fee would be $3,000.
  • The $6,000 cap can be removed if extended appeals become necessary.

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