How do attorneys who represent Social Security disability claimants get paid?

Attorney fees are very heavily regulated by the Social Security Administration. In most instances, an attorney will get paid on a contingency fee basis. What that means is they will only receive a fee if your case is approved. In terms of what the percentage is, most attorneys charge 25%, in accordance with Social Security's rules and regulations. As far as what it comes out of, it comes out of what we refer to as your back due, or past due benefits, or that lump sum payment that Social Security owes you at the time of a win.