no award letter yet recieved a letter fromattorney congratulating me on approval and sent me bill for stamps,copies,reports $327.08.ok i owe that but i havnt even got my money,award letter yet.they should be ashamed.and he also stated the ssa will be holding out $83.00 from his fee for the ssa fee for service and he said he feels that is unfair for him and that is his problem not mine i thought then why tell me.
The following user gives a hug of support to edrivera61: jgrangran (09-03-2011)
I also got a bill for stamps,phone calls ect. and I thought I didn't have to pay it until I got my back pay and they sure let me know that I was not going to be able to wait to pay until the back pay came in. Its okay but I didn't have to pay no where near 300.00 and something it was more like 75.00 again congrats on your win YEA
You know that amount seems excessive! From the posts here on the board and my personal experience I haven't seen "expenses" for one of these cases go over $100. My total was just under $100. Did he send you an itemized invoice? If he didn't I think you should ask for one. Unless there were a large number of overnight priority Fedex's and a huge amount of copies made I'd be courious how the money was spent. I lived in Hawaii at the time of my application/approval process and my lawyer was in New York City so we had to use Fedex more than a few times to keep things moving and yet the bill came to a total of between $95-$100 for all expenses. I'd like to see what you were charged for that totaled $300.
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