SSD Question

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by AnnetClo, Oct 30, 2002.

  1. AnnetClo

    AnnetClo New Member

    This question isn't for me, but for my daughter in law. She applied for disability for her back about 8 months ago and got a notice Friday that she was denied. I advised her to get an attorney but she asked me a question that made sense but that I don't know the answer to. And I know that there are some really knowledgable people here so I told her I would ask. When you get an attorney to represent you for SSD and he's paid a percentage of the back money you're owed, does he drag things on forever so that he makes more money?

    Thanks
    Annette
  2. AnnetClo

    AnnetClo New Member

    This question isn't for me, but for my daughter in law. She applied for disability for her back about 8 months ago and got a notice Friday that she was denied. I advised her to get an attorney but she asked me a question that made sense but that I don't know the answer to. And I know that there are some really knowledgable people here so I told her I would ask. When you get an attorney to represent you for SSD and he's paid a percentage of the back money you're owed, does he drag things on forever so that he makes more money?

    Thanks
    Annette
  3. amymb74

    amymb74 New Member

    He told me to call him as soon as I got my second denial (I consulted him after the 1st) He filed an appeal immediately and we just waited for a court date. Then again maybe he wouldn't help me until the 3rd try because the retro-pay was adding up?! Anyways, I didn't care - I couldn't have won my case without him...AMY
  4. teach6

    teach6 New Member

    SS sets a maximum that attorneys can get from SSDI cases, so it really is in the attorney's best interest to get results as quickly as possible.

    Barbara
  5. AnnetClo

    AnnetClo New Member

    I knew I could count on my buds here to steer me right!!!

    Hugs
    Annette
  6. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    It isn't up to the attorney. The timing is totally controlled by SS. He or she gets 1/4 of the back pay up to a maximum of $5300, whichever is lower.

    I always tell people to get an attorney as early in the game as possible. The attorney usually has docs who know how to document for SS cases. Most docs take terrible notes in our charts. Mine sent me to a pain specialist who not only gave me meds for pain, but also knew more about our illnesses than my other docs put together.

    Dec. 9th is my SSD hearing. I'll let y'all know how it turns out.

    Love, Mikie
  7. SaraD

    SaraD New Member

    Amy, I am so glad to hear that you were approved. I am 29, live in Maine and had my date on August 2nd. and am anxiously waiting. I really have my doubts because of my age. Love to chat with you sometime!!! Hope you are doing well...
    Sarad