The regulations at 20 CFR 404.1725 and 20 CFR 416.1525 mandate that the representative must submit a statement with the fee petition to
certify that he or she has furnished a copy of the petition and the attachments to
the person for whom he or she performed the services. (see GN 03930.020C.3.).
Failure to comply with Social Security law and regulations pertaining to representation
may result in suspension or disqualification from practice before SSA, the imposition
of criminal penalties, or both. Refer to GN 03970.000 for information on suspension or disqualification of attorneys and other representatives.
Therefore, presume that the representative provided the claimant with a copy of the
fee petition unless evidence indicates he or she did not.