If you are disabled and thinking of hiring a social security attorney to help you prepare and defend your application for benefits, there are a couple of things you should understand; the benefits and the cost of legal representation.
Determining the cost is quite simple. First, understand that a Social Security attorney in Missouri works on contingency, your attorney gets paid when you are successful in getting benefits. The legal fee is the lesser of $6,000 or 25 percent of the back pay you are granted.
The benefits of having a Social Security attorney in Missouri are many.
Although there a considerable number of reasons why you should hire a seasoned attorney, perhaps the most important is that your chances of getting approved are greater. This is not to say that it is not possible to be approved when you make your application independently, however, there are plenty of statistics available that an applicant that has an attorney is more likely to be approved.
When should you hire an attorney?
If you have decided to hire an attorney to represent your interests then the sooner you do this, the better. Social Security attorneys will usually give you an opportunity to lay out your case without charging. During this initial consultation the attorney can give you his or her honest opinion; you have a good case or you don’t.
If the attorney agrees to represent you then you can expect help with your initial application. If, you do apply independently and find you have been denied benefits, now hiring an attorney is an absolute no-brainer.
A seasoned Social Security attorney in Missouri is intimate with the laws, rules and regulations that apply; he or she can work closely with you during the appeals stage where the chances of success are quite good.
Working with a knowledgeable Social Security attorney in Missouri can improve your chances of winning benefits. You are invited to discuss your case with the Grundy Disability Group.