Do I Need An Attorney?
There is no regulation which states you need an attorney. However, you have a significantly better chance of winning your claim for Social Security disability benefits if you have an attorney representing you.
Consider how many Social Security disability claims you have handled compared to how many claims an experienced Social Security disability attorney has handled. Think about how many times you have appeared in front of a Social Security disability judge and how many times a Social Security disability attorney has faced a judge.
An experienced Social Security disability attorney knows best how to handle your claim, sort out your options, and interact with the Social Security Administration to obtain the best results.
A Social Security disability attorney may NOT charge you a fee for representation unless the attorney wins your claim and obtains retroactive ( back benefits ) for you.If you have an attorney assist you and the attorney wins retroactive benefits for you, the attorney's fee MUST be approved by the Social Security Administration. Under Social Security Administration regulation all attorneys are paid the same amount.
A Social Security disability attorney who wins retroactive benefits for a client, will be paid 25% (1/4) of the retroactive benefits.
Congress regulates the fee an attorney may receive for handling a claim for Social Security disability benefits. The attorney will NOT be paid more than $6,000. In order for an attorney to obtain $6,000, the attorney MUST obtain $24,000 (four times $6,000), for the client. From the $24,000, the Social Security Administration will pay 25% (1/4) to the attorney.
If the attorney obtains, for example, $1,000 in retroactive benefits, for the client the attorney will be paid $250. If the attorney does not obtain retroactive benefits for the client, the attorney will NOT be paid a fee for representing the client.
The handling of your claim by the Social Security Administration may frustrate and exhaust you. If you get frustrated and give up your claim, you will not be missed by the Social Security Administration. There are thousands of people who will step up and take your "place" in line.
A Social Security attorney is used to dealing with the frustration of the system. You need every ounce of your energy to get through your day. You do not need the application process to make you sicker or weaker.
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We represent people applying for Social Security disability benefits throughout the State of Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, District of Columbia, Virginia and West Virginia.
For a free case evaluation, call Levian Legal (410) 433 - 4040.