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  •  What is the laywer's cut (3+ / 0-)
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    triv33, MsSpentyouth, nchristine

    then?

    •  Depends state to state (1+ / 0-)
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      nchristine

      In North Carolina, the most attorneys can get is 25% of the past-due benefits -- or the maximum of the law (currently $6,000), whichever is the lesser of the two.

      As you can see from Kitsap's experience, if you're initially denied out of hand, it's virtually impossible to win your case without an attorney. And the system creeps along soooo slowly and is so unlikely to be in your favor that giving up either $6,000 or 25% of back benefits is worth it.

      Crazy racket, no?

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