illustration of a headFAQ #1: Questions about Spector and Lenz

QUESTION: How much will this cost?


The fee for legal representation in most disability matters is set by law (not by the attorney).   The fee for a successful result would be 25% of past due benefits with a cap of $6000.00.  The final amount must be approved by the Social Security administration.  The fee is similar in federal court, however, without the cap.  

If we are not successful in security benefits, we do not receive attorneys’ fees.  In that case, the only cost to you is for obtaining your medical records.

If you’d like to discuss your situation, our first conversation is at no charge.  Don’t hesitate to call us at 312-341-0711.

QUESTION: What services to you offer?

ANSWER: Our firm helps people secure their Social Security and/or SSI disability and related benefits, such as children’s and survivors’ benefits.  We assist with initial claims.  We also assist with appeals when the government denies your claim.  We’ve been doing this work since 1981 and have helped thousands of clients.  If you’d like to discuss your situation, our first conversation is at no charge.  Don’t hesitate to call us at 312-341-0711. 

QUESTION: Where are you located?

ANSWER: We are located in downtown Chicago, at 55 East Jackson, Suite 325, Chicago, IL 60604.  There is parking nearby, and our office can be reached by CTA trains and buses.  We primarily serve the greater Chicago area including Northwest Indiana.  If you are not able to travel to our offices, we can consult by phone.  If we are not able to offer services, we can make recommendations for you.

QUESTION: How do I make an appointment?

ANSWER: Call us at 312-341-0711, M-F, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Central time.  We are always monitoring our email – you can also write to us at deborahspector@spectorandlenz.com


FAQ #2: What to Expect When Applying for Social Security Disability

We provide this FAQ because there are many questions are on the minds of people applying for SSDI or SSI benefits.

“How long will this process take?”

“Do I need a separate bank account?”

“Should I quit trying after being denied?”

Using our 30+ years of experience in this area, our staff prepared this document.  The FAQ anticipates many of the unknowns that might be keeping you up at night, and provides focused, factual information about Social Security Disability (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).  In particular, the document describes what you can expect when going through the application process.