Social Security Fee Agreement Approval

The representative or applicant submits the agreement with SSA before the date of the first positive decision on which the representative worked. Under the fee agreement procedure, the party requesting an administrative review must do so within fifteen days of receipt of the notification of the finding that the fee agreement is approved or rejected or the amount of the fee approved. As part of the fee application procedure, the party requesting an administrative review must do so within thirty days from the date of notification of the fee authorisation. We need to consider a fee agreement for approval under the fee agreement procedure at all levels of the administrative appeal procedure. the fee agreement procedure described here. Where a decision-maker approves a fee agreement in relation to a positive decision, but the positive decision is subsequently annulled, the approval of the fee agreement and the possible authorisation of costs arising from the agreement shall also be annulled in the absence of a positive decision. If a decision-maker then makes a positive decision, they will make a new decision to approve or reject the fee agreement. . .

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