How Can I Afford a Lawyer?

Worried About Paying for Disability Benefits Representation?

If you are considering applying for Social Security disability (SSD) or SSI benefits, you may be wondering whether you can afford to hire an attorney to represent you.

At The Law Offices of Kenneth Hiller, PLLC, we are dedicated to making our legal services for Social Security disability clients affordable by limiting our fees to a percentage of past due benefits.

Contact us for a free consultation to discuss your concerns about affording a lawyer. We serve clients in Buffalo, Rochester, and Syracuse, and throughout western, central and upstate New York.

We Charge No Fees Unless We Are Successful

At The Law Offices of Kenneth Hiller, PLLC, we will charge you no fees unless and until you obtain actual cash benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA). If your claim is approved, you should receive two types of benefits.

  • Past due benefits are the benefits you are owed for the months that you waited to obtain a favorable decision. This may include benefits for time periods when you tried to work.
  • Monthly benefits will continue to be paid to you every month after your claim is approved until you start receiving Social Security retirement benefits, or if your medical condition improves. We never collect a fee out of your future benefits.

The fee for all of our services is 25 percent of your past due benefits. Once we are paid that amount, we will not charge a fee on any of your monthly benefits going forward. The full amount of those payments will be yours to keep.

Making Sure Everyone Has a Chance to Apply

Most people who apply for Social Security disability or SSI have little or no income or savings. It does not make sense to ask people in this situation to pay a lawyer upfront or to pay legal fees if their claims turn out not to be successful.

Our fee arrangement — called a contingency fee — allows all of our clients to apply for the benefits they deserve with the help of qualified attorneys. We take on the full risk when it comes to the possibility that your claim will be denied. To learn more, contact us today.