TN 3 (03-95)

GN 03960.030 Administrative Review of a Disapproval of the Fee Agreement

A. POLICY

1. Parties to the Determination

Parties to a disapproval of the fee agreement include:

  • the claimant; and

  • the representative, as well as any co-representative or co-counsel who signed the fee agreement.

2. Informing the Parties of the Request

When a request for administrative review of the disapproval of the fee agreement has been filed timely by a proper party, SSA must:

  • notify the other party(ies) and the decision maker of the request; and

  • give them the opportunity to respond to the request in writing within 15 days.

(See GN 03960.035B.4. below for the procedure.)

3. Review of the Disapproval

When deciding whether to affirm or reverse the decision maker's determination on the fee agreement, SSA will consider the fee agreement, the disapproval of the fee agreement, the request for administrative review, and any additional information provided.

B. PROCEDURE - NOTICE OF DETERMINATION ON ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

Handle the notice as follows:

  • send written notice of the determination made on administrative review to the claimant and the representative at their last known addresses;

  • advise the parties that the determination is not subject to further review; and

  • send a copy of the notice to the decision maker.

(See GN 03960.037B.2. for the procedure.)

If a PC has jurisdiction for review, have the notice of determination signed by the official listed in GN 03960.070A.2.


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GN 03960.030 - Administrative Review of a Disapproval of the Fee Agreement - 03/13/1995
Batch run: 01/27/2009
Rev:03/13/1995