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How can I pay for Social Security lawyer when I don't have any money?

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I am told I should get a Social Security lawyer to help me with my disability claim. But how can I pay for the lawyer when I don't have any money?


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An attorney only receives compensation if you are successful with your claim. This compensation is set by the social Security Administration at either 25% or a maximum of $6,000, whichever is less. Contact an attorney who practices Social Security law.


As stated, the attorney fee come from your back award if you are successful, and is limited to 25% of that back award with a current limit of $6000.

You can go to to find a list of local attorneys who specialize in Social Security Disability cases, or search here on Avvo.

Attorney Inga Stevens is licensed in Maine. She provides general information on No attorney-client relationship arises out of the information given here.


Fortunately, you do not need money to hire a Social Security lawyer. Most attorneys take Social Security Disability cases on a contingency basis. This means the attorney only receives a fee if you win benefits. Attorney fees are set by the federal government. Currently the approved fee is 25 percent of your back benefit or $6,000, whichever is less. You may also be charged for the cost of ordering your medical records or other associated costs.


Everyone here is correct.

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