SSA reviews a determination disapproving the fee agreement if the claimant or representative,
including any co-representative or co-counsel who signed the agreement, files a written
request with one of SSA's offices within 15 calendar days of receiving the disapproval
notice. (See GN 03960.025 regarding late filing.) SSA will presume that the claimant or representative received
the notice within 5 days of the date on the notice, unless shown otherwise.
EXCEPTION: In foreign cases, presume that he/she received notice within 14 days of the date
on the notice.