Q. How Much Will a Lawyer Cost Me?

A. The approval of attorney fees charged by the lawyer is required by the Administrative Law Judge. Social Security cases are typically handled by lawyers on a contingency or percentage (%) basis. The standard percentage is twenty-five percent (25%) of any past-due benefits that you may be entitled to. In the event your claim is rejected by the Administrative Law Judge, you will not owe any money for attorney fees. However, you will still be responsible for “out of pocket” expenses, such as costs to obtain medical reports, copies, long-distance phone calls, and related expenses. No fees will be charged on future benefit payments.