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Social Security Administration

Disability Fee Agreements - standard form

Currently disability attorneys submit their own fee agreements for approval to the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR), when they obtain a client who is appealing their disability denial. Many of these fee agreements are long, include irrelevant information, and take time to read and understand. On numerous occasions, it has taken the time of several attorneys to determine what these agreements mean... more »

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Make Private Representatives Accountable at the Hearing Level

When represenatives of claimants (at the hearing level) submit medical evidence within seven days of the hearing, those medical records must be sent to contracted medical experts scheduled to testify at the hearing by FedEx. The cost of the delivery of those last minute additions to the record to the Medical or Vocational Expert is absorbed by the Agency and also places unwarrented workload strains on an already tight... more »

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Reduce Social Security Disability Backlog

Attorneys earn 25% of a claimant's backpay, up to $6,000, for attending a hearing before an ALJ. Most claimants have representation at disability hearings.

SSA should require the claimant's attorney to earn their fee by submitting to ALJ's proposed findings of fact and conclusions of law. The attorney provides a summary of all relevant evidence, opinions, and inconsistencies that require resolution not later than... more »

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