Anyone who hasn’t hired SSI attorneys might wonder how they get paid and if there are options other than contingency fees. The Youtube video “How Does my Social Security Disability Lawyer Get Paid” answers all those questions, so let’s find out more!
The video host received a question from someone wondering if they should’ve looked at different payment options when hiring an SSI attorney. However, most lawyers in most cases will work under contingency fees. It’s the most beneficial and practical method for both parties.
Typically, they take 25% of past-due benefits with a cap of $6,000. But if you don’t do that, the attorney can only get paid after filling a petition where they log down their hours and ask the judge for a fee in the end.
The issue with this method is that Social Security lags behind, so it might take years before an attorney can get paid for their services. Additionally, the lawyer has to keep bugging social security judges because fee applications are not priorities. So, there’s no benefit to charging like this.
You can check the rest of the video for more details about SSI attorneys.