If you want to hire a Social Security disability lawyer, the process is very simple. You come in and sign an agreement. What the agreement says is that you will pay 25% of the back pay, meaning we’ll go back as far as we can to get as much benefits as you can and, at the moment you receive those benefits, that’s locked in as the back pay. We would keep 25% of that; you would keep the rest. If you don’t win, there’s no fee.
As far as the future benefits go, you keep 100% of those. The attorney fee is just strictly the back pay. So if you don’t win the case, you don’t pay anything; and if you do win the case, you’re paying the lawyer with the money the lawyer won for you. It’s a really good deal because you’re getting the help you need upfront, and then the lawyer is compensated in the back end — out of the benefits that he got for you.