What’s the limit my attorney can charge?
Under Social Security rules, your lawyer can charge up to 25% of your past-due benefits.
And that only counts up to a dollar limit of $6,000.
The attorney’s fee never goes above $6,000 of your back benefits.
What other legal costs do I face?
A Social Security Disability case often involves costs to obtain out of state medical records, work records and school records. You also might have costs for copies and postage. Texas law prohibits Texas medical providers from charging fees for records for use in a Social Security Disability or SSI proceeding.
Your attorney could separately bill you for these items. Usually it’s a nominal amount or nothing if most of your providers are in Texas.
What does a disability lawyer do for me?
You’re not required to work with a lawyer on your disability claim. But having one improves your chances of winning benefits, according to past Social Security numbers.
And especially if you have a hearing coming up with a judge, we strongly encourage you to get legal representation.
At Makris Law Firm, we do all of this for you:
- understand your impairments
- analyze your Social Security file
- prepare your case
- obtain important evidence such as medical records
- prepare your testimony
- question witnesses
- cross-examine any medical and/or vocational experts who testify at your hearing
- file appeals in a timely manner (if necessary)
- represent you at each stage of your claim
Makris Law Firm has over 35 years of experience helping Texans when they need it the most.