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Chapter I-1-2. Representative Fees


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SectionTitle
I-1-2-1Representative Fees - Overview
I-1-2-2Definitions Related to Fee Processes
I-1-2-3Representative(s) Who May Charge and Collect a Fee
I-1-2-4Representative's Fees Subject to SSA's Authorization
I-1-2-5Representative's Fees Not Subject to SSA's Authorization
I-1-2-6Delegation of Authority to Authorize Fees
I-1-2-7Past-due Benefits
I-1-2-8Trust or Escrow Accounts
I-1-2-9Direct Payment of Fees to Representatives
I-1-2-10Waiver of Fee or of Direct Payment of Representative's Fee
I-1-2-11Fee Agreements — General Policy
I-1-2-12Fee Agreements — Evaluation Policy
I-1-2-13Authority to Approve Fee Agreement
I-1-2-14Subsequent Decision and Fee Agreement Determination
I-1-2-15Two-tiered Fee Agreements
I-1-2-16Fee Agreements — Subsequent Application Is Filed While Request for Review Is Pending at the Appeals Council
I-1-2-17Fee Agreement — Notice
I-1-2-18Multiple Representatives and Approved Fee Agreement
I-1-2-19Claimant Dies Before Decision Issued
I-1-2-21Fee Agreement - Hearing Office Procedures
I-1-2-31Fee Agreement - Appeals Council Level — OAO Branch Procedures
I-1-2-32Fee Agreement - Appeals Council Level — Attorney Fee Branch Procedures
I-1-2-33Fee Agreement - Appeals Council (AC) Level — AC Procedures
I-1-2-41Fee Agreement Administrative Review — General Policy
I-1-2-42Administrative Review of the Approval or Disapproval of the Fee Agreement — Overview
I-1-2-43Administrative Review of the Approval or Disapproval of the Fee Agreement — Procedures
I-1-2-44Administrative Review of the Fee Authorized Under the Fee Agreement Process — Overview
I-1-2-45ALJ or AAJ Requests Administrative Review of the Amount of the Fee — Initial Procedures
I-1-2-46Administrative Review of the Amount of the Fee Under the Fee Agreement — Procedures
I-1-2-47Administrative Review of the Amount of the Fee Under the Fee Agreement — Procedures for Determining Fee Amount
I-1-2-48Administrative Review of the Amount of the Fee Under the Fee Agreement — Determination Notice Procedures
I-1-2-49ALJ or AAJ Incorrectly Approved Fee Agreement
I-1-2-51Fee Petitions — General Policy
I-1-2-52Authority to Approve Fee Petition
I-1-2-53Filing a Fee Petition
I-1-2-54Fee Petition Request Document
I-1-2-55Representative Is Eligible to Receive Direct Fee Payment - Effectuating Component and ODAR Actions Up to Receipt of Petition
I-1-2-56Fee Petition — Initial Processing Procedures
I-1-2-57Evaluating Fee Petitions
I-1-2-58Fee Petition Authorization and Notification — Procedures
I-1-2-59No Fee Authorized Under Fee Petition — Procedures
I-1-2-61Fee Petition Administrative Review — General Policy
I-1-2-62Fee Petition Administrative Review Requested —Initial Procedures
I-1-2-63Fee Petition Administrative Review — Related Issues
I-1-2-64Fee Petition Administrative Review — Acknowledgment/Interim Letters to the Parties
I-1-2-65Fee Petition Administrative Review — Determination Notice
I-1-2-71Attorney's Fees for Representation in Proceedings Before a Court
I-1-2-81Evidence or Allegations of Violations of Law
I-1-2-91Equal Access to Justice Act
I-1-2-100Exhibit – Regional Chief Administrative Law Judges' Addresses and the Hearing Offices Within Their Jurisdictions
I-1-2-101Exhibit - ALJ or AAJ Approves the Fee Agreement— Language for the HA-515-U6 or HA-517-U9
I-1-2-102Exhibit - ALJ or AAJ Disapproves the Fee Agreement— Language for the HA-515-U6 or HA-517-U9
I-1-2-103Exhibit - Model Memorandum for ALJ/AAJ to Request Administrative Review of Fee Amount Based on an Approved Fee Agreement
I-1-2-104Exhibit - Fee Agreement Recommendation
I-1-2-105Exhibit - Sample Acknowledgment Letter— Request for Administrative Review—Fee Agreement or Fee Petition Received by Wrong Office and Forwarded to Correct Office
I-1-2-106Exhibit - Deny Request for Administrative Review—Fee Agreement or Fee Petition
I-1-2-107Exhibit - Sample Acknowledgment Letters — Request for Administrative Review of Fee Agreement Approval/Disapproval
I-1-2-108Exhibit - Sample Determination Notices — Request for Administrative Review of a Fee Agreement Disapproval
I-1-2-109Exhibit - Sample Acknowledgment Letters — Request for Administrative Review of Fee Resulting from Fee Agreement
I-1-2-110Exhibit - Sample Interim Letters — Request for Administrative Review of Fee Resulting from Fee Agreement - Request Information on Services and Time Spent
I-1-2-111Exhibit - Sample Final Letters — Request for Administrative Review of Fee Amount Based on Approved Fee Agreement
I-1-2-112Exhibit - ALJ or AAJ Incorrectly Approved Fee Agreement
I-1-2-113Exhibit - Sample Memorandum from the Chief ALJ, RCALJ, or Deputy Chair to the PC or FO, Advising the PC or FO to Process the Fee Under the Fee Agreement
I-1-2-115Exhibit - Sample Letters — Acknowledge Receipt of Request for Administrative Review of Fee Petition Determination
I-1-2-116Exhibit - Sample Final Letters — Administrative Review Requested on Fee Petition Determination
I-1-2-117Exhibit - Fee Agreement Recommendation in Subsequent Application Case
I-1-2-118Exhibit — Subsequent Application Situation - ALJ or AAJ Disapproves Fee Agreement in Prior Application — Language for the HA-515-U6 or HA-517-U9
I-1-2-119Exhibit - ALJ or AAJ Rescinds the Fee Agreement Approval in the Subsequent Application and Disapproves the Fee Agreement
I-1-2-120Exhibit — ALJ or AAJ Approves Latest-Dated Fee Agreement After Determination in Subsequent Application Is Reopened — Language for the HA-515-U6 or HA-517-U9
I-1-2-121Exhibit - ALJ or AAJ Disapproves Latest-Dated Fee Agreement After Determination in Subsequent Application Is Reopened — Language for the HA-515-U6 or HA-517-U9