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what is the fee for lawyer on social security claim that is won?

3 Answers. Asked on Apr 11th, 2013 on Social Security - Florida
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Answered on May 05th, 2013 at 12:07 PM

A fee agreement will be required for the lawyer to be paid.  The lawyer payment is based on your past due benefits.  Currently, the amount of the fee is 25% of the past due benefits or $6,000 whichever is less.  The fee may not exceed $6,000.

If a lawyer chooses the fee petition process, it is still 25% of the past due benefits and may exceed $6,000.

Some attorneys use a two-tiered agreement that combines the ideas.  

Make sure that you carefully read .the fee agreement and have the attorney explain it fully so that you completely understand even if it takes more than once.  This agreement is very important and the basis for your working relationship with your lawyer.

No attorney-client relationship has been established because of the information provided. Seek local counsel to address your particular facts. MJHJ

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Philip R. Fabrizio at Law Offices of Philip R. Fabrizio
Licenced in MI
Answered on Apr 11th, 2013 at 5:50 PM

Attorney fee for back pay is 25% or $6000 which ever is lower.

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Mr. James R. Linehan at The Law Office of James R. Linehan P.C.
Licenced in OK
Answered on Apr 11th, 2013 at 3:42 PM

It is the same for everyone, attorney or not: set by the government, currently at 25% of the backpay not to exceed $6000, whichever is the lesser.

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