I-1-2-64.Fee Petition Administrative Review — Acknowledgment/Interim Letters to the Parties

Last Update: 1/28/03 (Transmittal I-1-44)

A. Acknowledgment Letters

The Social Security Administration (SSA) sends a letter to the party who requested administrative review to:

  • Acknowledge receipt of the request.


    If the SSA official who receives the review request does not have authority to conduct administrative review, advise the requester that you are referring the request to the individual who has the authority. Forward the request as indicated in I-1-2-61(E.). Refer to I-1-2-105 for sample language.

  • Inform the requester that SSA will notify the other party(ies) to the initial fee authorization that he/she has requested review.

  • Notify the requester that the other party(ies) will be given the opportunity to comment on his/her request for review.

  • Obtain an explanation for late filing, if the requestor filed the request more than 30 days after the date of the fee authorization notice and did not provide an explanation.

SSA informs the other party(ies) to the initial fee authorization that:

  • the requester filed for administrative review of the amount of the fee, and

  • the other party(ies) may comment on or submit written information about the request. Refer to I-1-2-115 for sample language.

B. Interim Letters

SSA sends interim letters to the parties to:

  • inform them of additional information received and their right to comment, and

  • follow-up on requested information, when necessary.