I’m attorney John Walker with Woodruff Johnson and Evans. We have offices in Chicago Aurora and Champaign. Today, we’ll be talking about very typical questions that my clients ask me about the social security disability application process.
Do I need a Social Security disability lawyer? An experienced social security disability lawyer to guide you through the red tape and make sure your case is properly presented. Statistics from the Social Security Administration show that individuals who have a lawyer do a little better than individuals without a lawyer.
How much does it cost to hire an attorney from a disability case? Lawyers fees are limited to 25 percent of past-due benefits and are capped at six thousand dollars. There is no retainer fee and no upfront costs. There is also no fee if we don’t win your case.
How hard is it to win a claim for Social Security disability benefits? This depends on your medical condition and the severity of your disability. There’s no question it’s becoming more difficult to win cases and the Social Security Administration is denying cases at a higher rate that has in the past. Our lawyers have years of experience before the Social Security Administration and we know what evidence they are looking for.
If you have additional questions, call Woodroofe Johnson & Evans at (630) 585-2320.