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I went through Allsup. They did all the leg work, obtained all paperwork, even filled in questionaires SSI sent me. They never charged for expenses, copies etc. I never had to go before a judge, doctor etc. They charge the same as an attorney if they win.

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Well said about SSD Attorney.

So no one gets confused the VA will pay 20% of of the retro payment is the standard deal but it seems that some attorneys try to get Veterans to sign off on more.

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photoman - the most an attorney can charge is 25%, of past due award, plus expenses, with the max currently being $5300. Depending on how soon a claimant wants to win it may be best to hire an attorney. Most don't want to take a claim until it's been denied once or twice, thereby earning them the max.

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I stand corrected on the attorney fees, but it often can approach 30% or more with expenses up to the cap of course. I come from a family of attorneys. That said I appreciate you information, but still feel that in light of new and compelling evidence there are other avenues to try that might work and wiithout the expense of the attorney. I am aware that law firms almost accross the board will not take cases that won't give them max. I was running into a bit of trouble as I navigated through the VA labarynth and called an attorney and he said call if your are denied again.

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the lawyer suggested i file again with the recent decision, starting over and if denied he would take my case. thanks for the feedback

photoman - the most an attorney can charge is 25%, of past due award, plus expenses, with the max currently being $5300. Depending on how soon a claimant wants to win it may be best to hire an attorney. Most don't want to take a claim until it's been denied once or twice, thereby earning them the max.

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the lawyer suggested i file again with the recent decision, starting over and if denied he would take my case. thanks for the feedback

he thinks i waited too long, over a year ..my funk about it... and ssa would likely not reopen my case from that long ago unless i was hospitalized or such.

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