Applying for Social Security Disability Insurance and SSI disability benefits can be a complex and overwhelming task that can take two years or more from application to award. Rubicon Legal Services’ highly trained staff attorneys and advocates provide representation to individuals throughout this process, from the initial application through hearings held before Social Security’s Administrative Law Judges, all the way to federal court if that becomes necessary. We understand that applying for benefits can be frustrating and confusing. We are here to help and do our utmost to explain the process and help our clients achieve a successful outcome.
Why choose Rubicon Legal Services to represent you?
Since our inception as The Hawkins Center in 1986, Rubicon’s attorneys and advocates have successfully represented over 2,000 individuals on Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claims. Our staff attorneys collectively have over 40 years of experience representing clients on disability benefit claims before the Social Security Administration.
The attorney’s fees you pay for representation when you receive your benefits help to support Rubicon’s other legal service programs which offer critical free legal services to eligible individuals in dire need of legal assistance. You are not just paying your attorney, you are supporting a good cause!
If you have been denied your benefits or have questions about Social Security’s disability programs, please contact Rubicon Legal Services today for a free consultation.
Attorney’s fees in a Social Security disability case are paid on a contingency basis. This means that attorney’s fees are only owed if you receive a favorable decision and become entitled to benefits. The fees are generally withheld and paid directly to the attorney by the Social Security Administration out of the past-due benefits you (and your family, if applicable) are entitled to receive as a result of the favorable decision. The amount of the fee is regulated by Social Security and is 25% (one-fourth) of the past-due Social Security (SSDI) and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits owed to you and your family, or $6,000.00, whichever is less. For example, if the total amount of past-due SSDI benefits you and your family were owed was $30,000, since 25% of this amount is $7,500, the attorney’s fee would be limited to the maximum amount of $6,000. If the total past-due benefits owed was $16,000, the attorney’s fee would be one-fourth of this amount which is $4,000.