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Question...but NOT complaining

tarheelgirlttarheelgirl Posts: 473
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:48 AM in Health Insurance Issues
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.


  • SpineAZSpineAZ WiscPosts: 1,084
    If you are comfortable telling us, what was your back pay amount and what period was it for?

    The attorney should get 25% up to a maximum of $6000. Did you get the attorney yourself or via some type of LTD/WC assistance from an insurance company? Do you have a copy of the fee agreement form you would have had to sign to have an attorney get paid directly?
    2 ACDFs, 2 PCDF, 3 LIFs; Rt TKR; Rt thumb fusion ; Lt thumb arthroplasty; Ehlers Danlos 
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