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SSDI Fee Question

Discussion in 'Social Security, Disability & Health' started by creez1, Jun 18, 2013.

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  1. creez1

    creez1 Law Topic Starter New Member

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    My wife recently one an SSDI Appeal and was awarded back benefits. We had an attorney represent us and the attorney fee was the usual 25% or $6k whichever is smaller and they got their $6K fee (they did a great job). It was automatically deducted from my wife’s award check from SSI. We also have a healthy 7 year old dependent son and SSDI is processing the back pay portion for him separately. Since we met the $6k maximum fee, and his portion of the award is part and parcel of my wife winning her appeal, will or can the attorney look to get another 25% for his benefit. Keep in mind my wife’s benefits were the only benefits adjudicated, the dependent portion is just automatic.
     
  2. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    The attorney should receive nothing from what the child will receive.
     

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