Table of Contents
- What Is the Cost of a Disability Attorney?
- What Should You Not Say in a Disability Interview?
- What Is the Most Approved Disability?
- What Disqualifies a Person from Disability?
The cost of a disability lawyer varies greatly depending on the geographic area, the difficulty of the case, and the experience of the lawyer. In most states, disability attorneys can charge a maximum fee of 25% of the past due benefits, or $6,000, whichever is less. However, most attorneys charge a flat fee or an hourly fee that can range anywhere from $1,500 to $3,000.
It is important to be honest when answering questions during your disability interview. However, there are certain things you should not talk about, such as: your medical history prior to the onset of your disability, your income or assets, or any negative experiences you have had with doctors or other medical providers. Additionally, you should not discuss any secondary conditions that you may have that could be seen as a possible cause of your disability.
Unfortunately, there is no single most approved disability. Each person’s situation is different, and the Social Security Administration (SSA) will evaluate each individual case based on its own merits. However, some of the most common disabilities that are approved by the SSA include: depression, anxiety, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, lupus, and spinal cord injury.
The SSA has a set of criteria that must be met in order for a person to qualify for disability benefits. In general, a person must be unable to engage in substantial gainful activity (SGA) due to a medically determinable physical or mental impairment that has lasted or is expected to last at least 12 months or result in death. Additionally, the impairment must be severe enough that it prevents the person from performing the work they did before, or any other type of work that exists in significant numbers in the national economy.