Learn About How an SSI Disability Representative Gets Paid
Are you considering filing a disability claim, but hesitant because you cannot afford a high representative’s fee? If so, you have no need to worry. The cost is not as prohibitive as you might think. The government puts limits on what it can cost, so it will never be unaffordable to the people who are in need of these services. It that seems impossible to you, keep reading to learn exactly how an SSI representative gets paid.
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) representative work on a contingency basis. This means that they only get paid if the case is won. Further, there are no upfront fees and they do not require a retainer. All of these factors combine to keep the cost of an SSI representative reasonable.
The contingency fee agreement
When you hire a disability representative, you will be required to sign a fee agreement that allows the Social Security Administration (SSA) to pay your fee if the claim is approved. The agreement will then be reviewed and approved by the SSA. This agreement is put in place to ensure the representative gets paid only what he or she is entitled to.
There is a cap on the amount of money Social Security disability representative can earn on one case They are limited to 25% of any past due benefits you are awarded. The maximum amount a representative can receive for one case is $6,000.
It is important to note that disability representative may only be paid out of backpay. If no backpay is awarded, the representative will not receive payment. Overall, this means that you will never have to pay money out of your pocket, your representative will be paid out of the money to which you are entitled before you receive it.
Occasionally, a disability representative will ask a client to pay a nominal fee to cover the costs of office duties such as copying files and any postage that is necessary to mail the documents.
Do not let the fear of not being able to afford a disability representative stop you from making a claim that could be helpful to you. You can confidently contact a representative to help you through the process with confidence that the associated legal costs will not be a hardship for you.
If you are in need of a disability representative, contact London Disability today. We can help you.