In the event you become either physically or mentally disabled and are unable to perform any meaningful gainful activity you should know you can afford a lawyer. When you are represented by a Social Security law firm in Oak Ridge your chances of winning your claim for either SSDI or SSI are significantly better than if you tried to get approved on your own.
When you are disabled, not working and just managing to hold things together it is understandable that you might think that hiring a seasoned lawyer is a luxury that you simply cannot afford. The truth is; you can afford to hire a law firm to help you win your case. AS the firm is obliged by law to take your case on contingency you do not have to pay anything until such time as the firm wins your case on your behalf.
How does it work?
In the event the lawyer is of the opinion that you have a valid claim, he or she will prepare an agreement that must be approved by the Social Security Administration. The law that applies simply states that your lawyer can charge 25 percent of any back pay you are ultimately awarded, up to a maximum of $6,000. In the event you lose your case, you d not have any obligation to pay the legal fee.
How does the lawyer get his fee paid?
In all most every case you will not have to deal with paying your lawyer, once your application has been approved the Administration will take 25 percent from the calculated back pay and submit this directly to the Social Security law firm in Oak Ridge that represented your interests. The balance of the back pay goes to you, you have no further obligation to your lawyer; all subsequent payments are yours in their entirety.
Win or lose you will have to reimburse your lawyer for any out-of-pocket expenses that were made on your behalf. These expenses are usually quite small and are for such things as medical reports and an opinion from your attending physicians.
When you hire a Social Security law firm in Oak Ridge to help with your disability claim the chances of success are much better than trying to go it alone. You are invited to contact the Law Offices of Miller & Drozdowski, P.C. Like us on our facebook page.