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How Much Will A Supplemental Security Attorney Cost?

Leavitt Meunier Law LLC May 27, 2023

When you apply for Supplemental Security Income, it is crucial to meet the courts' requirements to get the results you need. Hiring an attorney can ensure approval of your claim, but how much will a supplemental security attorney cost?

  • A disability lawyer works for you on a contingency basis. This type of arrangement involves fee agreements that state you pay the attorney fees at the end of your case from your past-due benefits award.

  • An experienced legal representative helps you navigate the Social Security Administration (SSA) requirements for filing a new case or going to an appeals council. Your attorney's fee is not due until you have won your case.

If you have physical or mental disability issues that prevent you from working full time, you may qualify for federal compensation. Social Security benefits can help you with living costs. Enlisting the aid of an experienced attorney can help you get the assistance you need to provide for yourself and your family.

The Law Offices of Melanie Leavitt helps clients in Metairie, Mandeville, and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, apply for benefits and file appeals claims. We are a local law firm with experience working with offices and officials in Southern Louisiana and Mississippi. We provide you with navigation guidance during the application and filing process to help you get the results you need.

How Much Will A Supplemental Security Attorney Cost?

Hiring a lawyer to assist you with filing a disability claim has many advantages. However, you may be wondering how you can afford to pay an attorney when you are trying to get approved for benefits.

How much is a supplemental security attorney?

Social Security disability attorneys do not require upfront fees to take your case.

  • Disability attorneys work for you on a contingency fee basis, meaning you do not pay your attorney until your claim is successful and your case is over.

  • Disability lawyers typically receive 25% of your Social Security backpay award if you win your case.

  • Social Security lawyers have you sign a fee agreement when you hire them.

  • Social Security law states the fee cannot exceed 25% of your back pay or $6,000, whichever is less.

You and your Social Security disability lawyer sign a contingency fee agreement when the law firm takes on your case. The Social Security Administration must review all fee agreements to ensure they meet the fee agreement guidelines. This process ensures that your attorney does not receive more than legally allowed.

Your disability attorney only receives payment from the past-due compensation award, known as back pay. At the end of a successful case, you pay 25% of that amount, if it is less than the $6,000 maximum. If the court does not award you back pay, your lawyer will not collect a fee. Your attorney can file a fee petition to request payment from your first disability check.

Why Choose the Law Offices of Melanie Leavitt?

As a local law firm, we work with area claims representatives, disability examiners, judges, and hearings offices in Louisiana all the time. We have locations in Metairie, Baton Rouge, and Mandeville to serve you. We know the local court system well and can stand with you in court to fully support you throughout the case.

Applying for Supplemental Security benefits can feel overwhelming. The SSA denies many claims due to missing or incorrect information on the required forms. We ensure there are no technical issues with your claim. Our lawyers can also assist you with filing an appeal if you have already had a denial. Contact our experienced professionals for a case evaluation and more information regarding our services.