As some of you know I recently was awarded a favorable decision by SSD. I had retained an attorney. The attorney fee was supposed to be $6000 or 25%...I thought whichever was less, which in my case would be the $6000. Well, I got a letter explaining my benefits...they told me my total back pay amount. Then my back pay showed up in my account minus about $3500. That's it. I keep expecting to get a notice from my law firm saying I owe them more money. I know the attorney's fees usually come out on top...but I'm a little concerned that they didn't get their entire fee...or perhaps my back pay was higher than was stated and what I got was correct? Any takers on this one?
I did sign my 4 kids under 18 up under SSD and they recieved back pay as well, but theirs...you have to keep receipts and make sure their money is spent solely on them...not a vacation or any other thing. With what they recieve each month, they certainly probably eat it in food and we of course use it for shelter.