Q: My daughter doesn't have a lot of money. Would anyone take her SSDI case and collect your fees when she wins?
She is 35, bipolar, has ADD, fibromyalgia & all over extreme disabiling muscular pain (was on Tramadol in ORD. She has severe allergies that cause her eyes to swell shut and other body parts to break out in huge hives & swell. She can't hold a full time job. The only kind of work she can do is waitressing, but that is too painful for her. When she tries to work she gets fired. I suspect she has a sleeping disorder (although not yet diagnosed). You see I (67) & her Grandma (suffer from many of the same disorders that she does. ALSO, 1 WEEK AFTER ASHLEY WAS BORN, SHE WAS ADMITTED TO THE HOSPITAL W/ VIRAL INCEPHILITIS. My Psychiatrist told me her brain got fried. She was 2 weeks old. We need help finding her an Atty. & a Dr. She is on Badgercare. She just moved here from Chicago. This had been a life long battle for us. My greatest fear is to die and she would still be floundering, because she can't take care of herself. Someone, please help us if you can.It would be greatly appreciated!
A: I suggest contacting a local experienced social security attorney. You will find that fees are paid at the end of case if she is awarded benefits. The attorney will get paid directly from social security. The fee is limited to 25% of the past-due benefits up to a maximum of $6,000. The attorney will be paid only out of past-due benefits. Most attorneys offer free consultations. The process of getting awarded benefits is long. I suggest calling an attorney soon. Good luck!
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