Verify that the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) or Administrative Appeals Judge (AAJ)
approved the fee agreement by looking for an HA-515-U6, HA-517 or other determination
If the determination is correct and manual processing is required (see GN 03940.046C.), go to GN 03940.046A.1.c.
If the ALJ or AAJ did not make a determination, see GN 03940.046E.
If you believe the ALJ or AAJ incorrectly approved the fee agreement, see GN 03940.046F.
Note that an ALJ's or AAJ's approval of a fee agreement is contingent on whether the claim
results in past-due benefits. (See HALLEX I-1-2-12.) If the claim does not result in past-due benefits, disapprove the fee agreement.
Refer to GN 03940.055C.3.a. for a description of the fee agreement disapproval notice.