Most Social Security (SS) disability attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, so you don’t have to pay any upfront costs to hire one for help with your disability claim.


Typical out-of-pocket expenses for SS attorneyCommon Out-of-Pocket Expenses

Typical out-of-pocket expenses are usually nominal. However, an attorney is allowed to recover those fees from you.

Here are some of the common expenses you may be asked to pay upfront, which then taken from the trust account:

  • Medical records. Your attorney may have to pay to obtain your medical records that help prove you’re disabled. However in Nebraska medical records use in a social security disability case are free.  Iowa medical providers charge for medical records..
  • Medical opinions. To help your case, your attorney may need a written opinion from your doctor and/or other medical professionals detailing your medical condition and how it disabled you.  Most medical providers charge for the time necessary to review the records and prepare a report.

Your SS disability attorney will  provide you with a statement that details how the law firm handles these out-of-pocket expenses. If the firm covers these fees for you, you'll be billed for them after the case is closed.

Call Cuddigan Law

While you can submit a Social Security claim on your own, you have a better chance of getting it approved if you hire an experienced SS disability attorney to assist you. Having qualified legal representation is important to understand the SS process and how to fill out a winning application. Contact us for a free evaluation and we’ll evaluate your case and let you know how we can help increase your chances of receiving an approval on your claim.


Sean D. Cuddigan
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SSA and VA Disability Attorney in Omaha, Nebraska
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