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  • Christopher Le

Demystifying the Cost of Social Security Disability Lawyers

Are Social Security Disability lawyers truly free? Let's debunk the myth and get to the facts:


  1. Contingency Fees: These lawyers typically work on a contingency fee basis, meaning they only get paid if they win your case. Their fee is a percentage of the backpay you receive, capped by law.

  2. No Upfront Costs: You won't pay anything out of pocket to retain their services.

  3. Regulated Fees: The SSA regulates lawyer fees, ensuring they're fair. Lawyers can charge up to 25% of backpay, with a maximum cap of $7,200.

  4. Additional Expenses: While lawyer fees are contingent on winning, there may be additional expenses like medical records, which lawyers often cover upfront.

  5. Free Consultations: Many lawyers offer free initial consultations to discuss your case and assess its strength.

  6. Expertise and Peace of Mind: Despite not being entirely free, the expertise and peace of mind provided by a lawyer can be invaluable in navigating the complex SSA process.


In summary, while Social Security Disability lawyers aren't completely free, their services are accessible and often vital for securing the benefits you deserve.

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