Other than contingency fee. The YouTube video “How Does My Social Security Disability Lawyer Get Payed” addresses all the queries, so let’s find out more!
The video host received an inquiry from a person who wanted to know whether it would be wise to look into the different options for payment when they hired an SSI attorney. In reality, attorneys will operate under contingency fee. This is the most efficient and most effective option for both sides.
Most often, they are paid 25% of benefits that are due with a cap of $6,000. In the event that you don’t take it, then the lawyer can be paid only after completing an application where they write the hours they work and then ask the judge for a fee in the end.
The problem with this approach is that Social Security lags behind, and it may be several years for an attorney to get paid for their services. Lawyers must continue to contact Social Security Judges to request their fees paid since fees aren’t given priority. So, there’s no benefit from charging this way.
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