Matt Hill: Hello there, and welcome to another Hill & Ponton Disability Benefits Blog. I’m Matthew Hill, here with Carol Ponton, and today we want to talk to you about a question we get asked all the time. How can I hire an attorney? How can I afford to hire an attorney to represent me for my disability benefits? That is tough, most attorneys in other industries charge a lot of money per hour, but it’s not so with Hill & Ponton and honestly, it’s not so with many disability attorneys.
We recognize that coming up with money up front is nearly impossible in this process, and so, what we charge is what’s called a contingency fee, meaning simply, if we don’t win you any benefits, you don’t owe us a dime. If we win, our fee is out of your retro, your past due benefits. It’s money that you pay us once the VA has paid you.
Carol Ponton: Right, so you can afford it. We understand that people, especially most of our veterans, are not working so there’s no way they can afford to pay us. This setup allows you to get an attorney to represent you when you really need one.
Matt Hill: It’s at no cost. If we are unable to secure your benefits, you walk away not having to owe us anything. Whereas, once you get paid, once you win, then you actually have money to pay. That’s why we charge a contingency fee, and frankly, that’s how you can afford an attorney to represent you.