Social Security attorneys help disabled people claim disability benefits under existing Social Security Laws. Areas of expertise include Social Security Disability Insurance benefits for disabled persons with a work history and supplemental security income for those who lack an adequate work history. In some case, benefits are available for family members. Social Security disability lawyers frequently help people qualify for the various federal and state medical benefits that are available to disabled people and their families, including Medicare and Medicaid. Social Security disability lawyers handle filings, appeals before administrative law judges, appeals to the review board, and often, appeals to U. S. District Courts. Fees are often based on a percentage of the back benefits that are collected for the client.