A representative can file a fee petition before or after SSA makes or effectuates
a determination or decision.
EXAMPLE: A representative whom the claimant had discharged filed a fee petition before SSA
makes a final determination.
The field office (FO) or processing center (PC) action varies depending on whether
the claim or postentitlement or posteligibility (PE) action has been decided and,
if so, who decided the case.