Question of the Month: What Does It Cost to Hire a Social Security Disability Attorney?

June 1, 2020

Unlike many other professionals, we do not charge any upfront fees when we take your case. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means we only get paid if we win your case and Social Security pays you a lump sum of retroactive benefits.

In Social Security Disability cases, fees are limited by law to no more than 25 percent of the back payments, to a maximum of $7,200. So you pay the lesser of the two. For example if we win your case and your lump sum in back payments is $40,000, our fee is only $7,200 dollars because it is capped. However, if you win only $2,000, our fee is 25% of this lump sum–$500

Typically, there are a few incidental costs, separate from attorney fees, which we incur on your behalf as we prepare your case, like the costs of getting your medical records, for example. You will repay those expenses at the end of your case, but only if you win.

There are many individuals who advertise that they can represent you on your disability claim, but some are not even attorneys. Because fees for anyone who represents you are set by law, it does not cost one cent more to hire an attorney than a non-attorney. And it doesn’t cost any more to hire an experienced Chicagoland attorney focusing exclusively on Social Security Disability law, like the attorneys at Nash Disability Law.

If you have a disability and are unable to work, call or email the Chicago Social Security Lawyers at Nash Disability Law today for a free consultation. (To learn the advantages of a local disability lawyer, click here.)