How a Social Security Disability Lawyer Gets Paid

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If you have ever wondered how a Social Security Disability Lawyer gets paid, the answer is simple!

The Social Security Attorneys at Nolan & Shafer PLC work on a contingency fee basis. This means that we are only paid if, and when, you are granted Social Security Disability benefits. If your claim isn’t approved at any point in the process, you won’t pay us a fee. If the attorney does help you win your case, the Social Security Administration will facilitate the payment of the fee to the lawyer. 

The only exception to the contingency fee is that some firms may request that you pay a nominal fee up front for the costs of the case. This typically is no more than a couple of hundred dollars, but it covers the cost of securing medical records, copying, postage, travel, and long-distance phone calls.

But here at Nolan & Shafer PLC, we never charge you an upfront cost handle your case.

Once your case is granted, you will receive a Notice of Award (click here to see a sample Notice of Award). The Notice of Award will describe what your monthly disability payment will be, when you will get it, and what your back-pay award is going to be. This letter will also tell you what the attorney fee is going to be.

After the Social Security Administration determines the attorney fee, it will withhold this amount from your back pay. The Social Security Administration will then pay this money directly to the attorney. This means that you will not be responsible for determining the amount of the fee, or figuring out how to pay it.

Whether we are filing your application or presenting your case to an Administrative Law Judge, we are dedicated to helping you every step of the way.

To get started, call us at (231) 403-0040 or schedule your free consultation online

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