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Will the attorney take his legal fee after the case is won?

2 Answers. Asked on Jun 14th, 2013 on Social Security Disability - Pennsylvania
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Answered on Jun 18th, 2013 at 6:28 PM

This link can be helpful concerning attorneys and fees paid before the Social Security Administration (SSA).

In cases that I handle, the fee is paid directly to me by SSA after a favorable result.  Certain elements are required including, among other things, a fee agreement.  That direct payment is the result of a number of factors, one of which is approval of the agreement as meeting the SSA standards. 

Anytime an attorney represents you, insist on a fee agreement.

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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Penelope A. Boyd at Penelope A. Boyd, Attorney
Licenced in PA
Answered on Jun 14th, 2013 at 5:01 PM

In Social Security cases, there are limits on what attorneys may charge before the case is decided.  The SSA generally reviews the attorney's charges and has to approve the payment.

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