You may want to get Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for a child with health impairments because you know it can provide a great boost for your child and family.
Having a disability attorney can make the process smoother for you—and improve your chances of winning benefits to help support and nurture you child.
But if you qualify for children’s SSI disability benefits, that probably means your family budget is tight. How can you afford a lawyer?
We have good news.
The Social Security Disability benefits system, which runs SSI, is designed to make it easy to afford a disability lawyer.
Both the Social Security Administration (SSA) and Social Security Disability lawyers like those of us at Nash Disability Law understand that your financial situation may be hard—but that you need help getting these benefits to make it better.
Keep reading for more on how fees work for SSI lawyers.
Federal law regulates attorneys’ fees in Childhood SSI cases.
That means all disability lawyers have the same fee structure, called a “contingency fee” plan.
This is how it works:
Considering that you don’t pay your lawyer until you win benefits, and you don’t pay out of your own bank account (Social Security sends the fee to your lawyer from your back benefits), it is a low-risk decision for you to get a disability lawyer.
Your lawyer can take on the heavy lifting of applying for benefits (gathering evidence, submitting forms), while increasing your chances of receiving monthly disability income going forward to support the care and education of your child with disabilities.
If you have questions about SSI benefits for your child, you can also discuss your situation with our disability law firm at no cost to you.
We can give you an idea of what to expect from your Childhood SSI claim before you get started.
Get your FREE case evaluation from Nash Disability Law now.