Program Operations Manual System (POMS)
TN 24 (12-17)
NL 00725.390 “REP” UTIs – Attorney Representation
REPC01 Attorney Representation - Caption
If You Want Help With Your Appeal
REP001 Attorney Representation
You can have a friend, lawyer or someone else help you. There are groups that can help you find a lawyer or give you free legal services if you qualify. There are also lawyers who do not charge unless you win your appeal. Your local Social Security office has a list of groups that can help you with your appeal.
If you get someone to help you, you should let us know. If you hire someone, we must approve the fee before he or she can collect it. And if you hire a lawyer, we will withhold up to 25 percent of any past due benefits to pay toward the fee.