Most attorneys, including our firm, handle Social Security Disability cases on a contingent fee basis. The Social Security Administration requires that we file our fee agreement for approval. Fee petitions are required in some limited situations. This means that we don’t get paid unless we are able to secure Social Security benefits on your behalf. Our fees are based on a percentage (usually 25%) of any back benefits awarded by Social Security up to a certain amount established by the Social Security Administration. The Social Security Administration requires attorneys to submit written fee petitions for their approval. In addition, our office does not charge for telephone or personal consultations.