Who doesn't like a government refund check ?!!? Unexpected money is often the best kind to receive. When clients get winning Social Security Disability decisions in the mail, they are happy. When they get additional money for themselves, their children or other loved ones, they call to thank us again. The Landau Law Shop received a copy of a letter from the Federal Government this month that was sent to a client for whom Doug Landau, of the Herndon Virginia law firm ABRAMS LANDAU, had won a disability case. The letter from the Baltimore Maryland "Office of Central Operations" for Retirement, Survivors and Disability Insurance had good news for this young Purcellville Virginia woman. Social Security wrote to tell Landau's client that she "will soon receive a check for $3,401.50 because we are sending you money which we did not have to use to pay an attorney fee." That is because Mr. Landau's fees are CONTINGENT, which means he is NOT PAID unless he wins the case.
Attorney fees are 25% of the back due benefits in Social Security Disability cases up to the Administrative Law Judge level. Doug Landau's attorney fees are also CAPPED at no more than $6,000 in 2012. This amount is periodically modified by the Federal Government. Even if a client gets $100,000 in back due benefits in their disability case, Mr. Landau's fee is a maximum of $6,000. In this case, the $6,000 amount had been reached, so the happy client received additional money, as the Federal Government had set aside 25%, which is more than Mr. Landau would take. The best Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC Social Security lawyers care about their clients, thoroughly prepare them for court and do not charge excessive fees. If you or someone you know or care for has become disabled and there are questions about what laws apply, e-mail or call us at ABRAMS LANDAU, Ltd. (703-796-9555) at once.