How much are the attorney fees to hire a Social Security disability lawyer?
Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income cases are handled on a contingency fee basis, so the lawyer only gets paid if he/she wins your case. The contingency fee is 25% of any back due benefits you may be owed, but the fee is currently capped at $6,000. So, if you are awarded $10,000 in back benefits, the lawyer's fee is $2,500. However, if you are awarded $30,000 in back benefits, the fee would be $6,000 since 25% of $30,000 would be more than $6,000. However, the fee cap will rise to $7,200 in November 2022. The attorney fees are withheld from your back benefits by the SSA and sent to your lawyer. No fees are taken or charged for future payments.