I-1-2-4.Representative's Fees Subject to SSA's Authorization

Last Update: 5/6/20 (Transmittal I-1-95)

Generally, a representative, whether an attorney or non-attorney, must obtain the Social Security Administration's (SSA) authorization to charge and collect a fee for services provided in proceedings before SSA regardless of whether, among other things:

SSA considers any claim or asserted right under titles II, XVI, or certain portions of XVIII of the Social Security Act to be a proceeding before SSA for fee purposes if it results in the following:

Proceedings that require SSA's fee authorization include, but are not limited to, services in connection with: