If you have ever wondered how people on social security disability benefits manage to pay for attorneys to represent them, you are not alone. After all, one of the reasons many people have SSD in Mississippi is to manage unexpected increases in bills or inordinate costs of their disabilities.
There is good news: You can probably afford a lawyer for a social security issue. This is because attorneys who practice in this area of the law tend to bill in a very specific way. For more information on that and some background on the subject, please continue to read.
The first thing you should know is that a law office typically has the opportunity to decide its own payment methods on a case-by-case basis. The way you would know which methods your attorney is using is by looking at your representation agreement.
As explained on FindLaw, representation agreements are documents that define the attorney-client relationship. One of the most important things these contracts do is let you know how the attorneys should be paid and how much they will charge for their services. In the case of social security claims, many attorneys only get paid if you do.
This type of agreement usually benefits everybody. You get the chance to have a professional take care of the detailed paperwork and procedure necessary. The attorney has the motivation to do the best work possible to maximize your chances of getting the benefits you deserve.
Social security issues are often complicated. Please do not take this as legal advice. It is only meant to provide general background.