When filing a social security disability claim, you are likely worried about where your next paycheck is going to come from. Many social security disability attorneys only require payment if your claim is approved. Paying your attorney is one less thing you will have to worry about during an already stressful time. 

Social Security Disability attorneys often do not require an upfront fee when they are hired and only require payment if you claim is approved. The Social Security Administration has strict regulations on the amount that Social Security Disability attorneys are allowed to charge. Unlike some other attorneys, Attorney John Dunlap does not take any part of future payments you receive.

John Dunlap has helped thousands of people in the state of Tennessee and Memphis area get their social security disability claims approved fast and painless. John Dunlap and his team are able to assist you to put your best case forward with the goal of getting your case approved the first time.

John Dunlap and his team have over 20 years experience in the Memphis area helping their clients get their social security disability claim approved, whether filing for the first time, or appealing a claim that was previously denied. 

We offer free 20 minute strategy session to discuss your social security disability claim or appeal. Call to schedule yours today and speak with an experienced social security disability attorney.

Common Questions about Social Security Disability Attorney Fees

Is there an upfront fee for a social security disability attorney?

No, there is usually not an upfront fee you will be required to pay. The social security disability benefits attorney fee is often a contingent fee, only paid to the attorney when your claim is successful. Attorney John Dunlap does not charge an initial consultation fee or upfront fee in most cases.

How will I know how much I will be charged?

When you hire you attorney, you will sign an agreement with an agreed upon attorney fee. The social security disability attorney fee agreement is signed by the attorney and then sent to the Social Security Administration (SSA) for review. Attorneys receive the contingency only if the claim is approved. 

Is there a maximum fee attorneys can charge for social security disability claims?

The maximum attorney fee for social security disability is $6,000 or 25% of the clients past due benefits they receive, set by the Social Security Administration. Social security disability attorney fee limits were put in place to make sure attorneys only receive amounts they deserve. 

Do I have to pay a social security disability attorney myself?

If you win your Social Security Disability claim, the attorney contingency fee will be paid directly by the SSA, before you receive your first social security disability check. The attorney fees for social security disability cases is regulated by the SSA. 

How are past due benefit charges calculated for attorney fees?

The attorney contingency fee will only be paid with the amount of past due benefits or “back pay.” Once you are approved for Social Security Benefits, your back pay will be determined by the SSA. Back Pay is determined from the day your disability began through the day you were approved for benefits. If no “back-dated fees” are awarded to you, then your attorney is able to submit fee petition to the SAA and request a higher fee.

Can attorneys charge ongoing fees for social security disability payments?

Yes, attorneys can. But attorney John Dunlap does not, making our social security disability claims often less expensive than other attorneys who charge a fee on future social security payments.

Are attorney fees for social security disability claims tax deductible?

Attorney fees for social security disability are tax deductible in some situations. Due to a change in the tax laws in 2018, not all attorney fees can be tax deductible. 

If you file individually and make less than $25,000 your attorney fees for social security disability may be tax deductible. Your attorney fees may also be tax deductible if you file jointly and your household income is less than $32,000. If you are still filing 2017 taxes, you will be able to deduct attorney fees for social security disability claims.

What are the benefits of hiring a Social Security Disability Attorney?

A 2017 study shows people who file claims with the help of an attorney have a 60% chance of getting approved the first time, while people who filed claims without an attorney only had a 34% chance of their claim getting approved the first time. Hiring a social security disability benefits attorney to assist in filing your claim may help to nearly nearly double your chances of getting approved sooner.

A social security disability attorney may help you evaluate the strength of your claim and your likelihood of getting approved. During your consultation, an attorney will assist you in the initial application and help you prepare your social security disability claim.

Attorney John Dunlap and his staff can help assist you in gathering all necessary medical records and evidence that could be beneficial in your hearing. John can work directly with you and help you decide what evidence unique to your case will be most beneficial. John Dunlap and his team can work with your doctor or physician in order to collect and complete the necessary medical forms, and supportive statements.

To get started, call to schedule a free 20 minute strategy session with Attorney John Dunlap.

Why Hiring an Experienced Social Security Disability Attorney Matters

Hiring an experienced attorney is a crucial step in your appealing your social security disability claim denial. An experienced attorney can help guide you to guide you through the appeal process. The appeals process can be a very long and drawn out process with many strict deadlines. 

An experienced attorney can also help navigate you through the appeals process making sure all deadlines are met and may be able to make the appeals process as painless as possible.

The hiring of an experienced social security disability attorney is a vital part of preparing you for your hearing. An experienced attorney should go over potential questions asked at your hearing and help you prepare answers to those questions. Your attorney will also be able to provide a strong opening and closing statement at your hearing.

If you’re preparing to make a social security disability claim or are facing an appeal for a denied claim, call today to schedule a free 20 minute strategy session with Attorney John Dunlap.

Schedule a Free Social Security Disability Consultation 

Filing a social security disability claim can be a very long and drawn out process and hiring an experienced SSD attorney can help make the process as streamlined as possible. John Dunlap has extensive experience representing clients with various reasons for filing a social security disability claim. 

During your free consultation with John, he will be able to walk you through the process of filing a claim and provide the necessary guidance to help you put forward the strongest case possible, whether you are filing for the first time, or you are appealing a previously denied claim.

Call today to schedule your free 20 minute strategy session.