Can SSDI lawyer charge more than $6,000?

Recently on our disability hearing a user asked, “I have been trying to win SSDI benefits for three years. My case was finally heard by the Appeals Council and I was awarded benefits. When I received my back pay check, however, I noticed the SSDI attorney had charged me more than $6,000. How is this possible. I thought the regulatory limit was 25% of my back pay up to $6,000. Am I reading the statute wrong?”

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SSDI for Lupus will they consider my spouse’s income?

Recently on our legal forum a user asked, “I have worked for 20 years, but a few months ago my Lupus got so severe I had to quit work. I would like to apply for SSDI benefits. My spouse, however, make over $500,000 per year. Will the SSA care how much money he makes? Will my benefits be denied or reduced due to his income?”

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Work credits the SSA says I don’t have enough for SSDI?

Recently on our legal forum a user asked, “I have been working for several years. I recently got into a serious car accident. I will never walk again. I talked to the SSA about applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). They told me that I don’t have enough work credits, and I am not insured for SSDI. Can you explain what they mean and what I can do to get more credits?”

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Can I get an injury settlement if I receive Social Security Disability Insurance?

Recently on our legal forum a user asked, “I have been receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) for three years for my severe multiple sclerosis. I was in a car accident last week, and I hurt my back. It looks like I will need back surgery. I was wondering if I end up getting some type of personal injury settlement for my back injury will it affect my SSDI benefits?  I don’t want to do anything to jeopardize SSDI and my Medicare benefits.”

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