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HALLEX
Volume I

Transmittal No. I-1-100

Chapter: I-1-2

Subject: Representative Fees

Background

This transmittal amends chapter I-1-2 of the Hearings, Appeals and Litigation Law (HALLEX) manual to update and clarify instructions related to adjudicators obtaining information on the fee amount under the fee agreement process.

Explanation of Content and Changes

I-1-2-25 – We renamed subsection B to “When to Take an Action on a Fee Agreement” and moved the information to new sub-subsection 1, “Action on Fee Agreement” except Note 2. We moved Note 2 to new sub-subsection 2, “No Action Required on Fee Agreement,” and we renumbered Note 3 as Note 2. We also updated the language formerly in Note 2 for clarity. In subsections C and D, we updated the language for clarity. We moved and revised the language concerning support staff actions to HALLEX I-1-2-45. We also made minor editorial changes throughout this section.

I-1-2-45 – We deleted the NOTE and moved its content to a new second paragraph. We revised the content to include language that corresponds with the proposed language in HALLEX I-1-2-25 C, concerning adjudicators receiving information about the fee amount and language regarding support staff actions, as a new third paragraph. We also updated the language for clarity and made editorial changes throughout.

Date: April 8, 2021