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Haire Law's social security disability attorneys help clients obtain Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. Under these Social Security programs, individuals receive monthly checks and medical benefits. If you are not working because of an illness, an injury or emotional problems, you may be eligible to receive SSDI or SSI benefits. Our lawyers can aid in your appeal if you have been denied benefits.
There are important distinctions between the SSDI and SSI programs:
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) provides benefits to disabled people (including certain disabled dependents) who have paid into the Social Security trust fund through Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) taxes.
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a needs-based providing financial aid to disabled people who meet low-income guidelines. SSI program benefits are available to the disabled regardless of their employment history.
According to the Social Security Act, to qualify for disability payments (either SSDI or SSI) you must prove that you cannot do any work for which you are suited due to a medical condition that is expected to last for a minimum of a year, or is terminal. While an estimated 6.5 million people received Social Security benefits last year, many first time applicants were denied and others had their benefits terminated. Insufficient medical proof of a disabling physical or mental impairment is often to blame for a negative outcome.
Our firm is available for legal support throughout the claims process and can offer invaluable assistance in all of your interactions with the Social Security Administration. We accept clients even before their applications are filed. We can help you complete applications and other forms and collect medical records or other necessary documentation. Your attorney will help appeal your claim if you are denied benefits and will ensure that all requirements and deadlines are met. If you must appear before a Social Security Administrative Law Judge in a hearing to determine your eligibility for disability, your attorney will prepare you for the hearing and present your case before the judge.
If you need help in filing or appealing a social security claim, it is important to have expert legal help. Please contact Haire Law today at (940) 484.5555 or metro at: (972) 745.4747, or contact us via our website.
Social Security Fees
We do not charge a fee until you win. Our fee is twenty-five percent of the back award of benefits owed to you for the time you have been unable to work. Once you begin receiving your benefits, no fee is due from your monthly checks. There are no fees, court costs or other expenses, unless you win.
Although the fee is twenty-five percent of your back award, there is a maximum fee charged for services provided through an Administrative Law Judge hearing, and an appeal, if necessary, to the Appeals Council of the Social Security Administration. Currently, the maximum fee is $5,300. This means that the fee is twenty-five percent of the back award of benefits, or $5,300, whichever is less. The commissioner of the Social Security Administration has the power to increase the maximum fee amount.
Sometimes people who are receiving disability benefits are notified that their benefits will be ceased, based on medical improvement, or other causes. Our office helps to protect the benefits they are already receiving. In this situation, we ask our client to deposit twenty-five percent of each monthly check they receive while they are appealing the decision is to cut off their benefits. If we are successful in preventing the cessation of benefits, we will submit a fee petition, seeking approval of our fee. If we are unsuccessful, all monies deposited are returned to the claimant.