You recently requested approval of a fee for representing (claimant's name). We are
returning your fee request because you told us that you have not completed your services
for (Mr./Ms. claimant's last name). We cannot address your fee request until your
services in this case have ended.
What You Should Do
After your services in this case have ended, please send us a new fee request. You
may use the enclosed Form SSA-1560-(Petition For Authorization To Charge And Collect
A Fee For Services Before The Social Security Administration). The following sections
of the Code of Federal Regulations explain when and how to request a fee:
20 CFR 404.1725(a) for Social Security cases
20 CFR 416.1525(a) for Supplemental Security Income cases
If You Have Any Questions
If you have any questions about this letter, please write us at the above address.
If you have any questions about other Social Security matters, call us toll free at
1-800-772-1213, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. We can answer most questions
over the phone. Our busiest times are the first week of the month and Mondays. So,
we may be able to handle your call more quickly if you call us at other times.
If you wish, you can call your local Social Security office at xxx-xxx-xxxx. You can
also write or visit a Social Security office. The office that serves your area is
City, State ZIP
Premature Fee Request
If you do call or visit an office, please have this letter with you. It will help
us answer your questions. This will help us serve you more quickly.
Assistant Regional Commissioner,
Processing Center Operations