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SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
Office of Disability Adjudication and Review

HALLEX
Volume I

Transmittal No. I-1-58

Chapter: I-1-2

Subject: Representative Fees

Background

On February 4, 2009, the Commissioner announced an increase in the dollar amount limit for fee agreements made between claimants and representatives (see 74 FR 6080). This chapter is being updated to reflect the new dollar amount limit.

Explanation of Content and Changes

Section I-1-2-12 “Fee Agreements—Evaluation Policy” is amended to reflect historical information on the dollar amount limit for fee agreements and to reflect the new dollar amount limit throughout the section. The examples in Section I-1-2-14 “Subsequent Decision and Fee Agreement Determination” have been updated with the new dollar amount limit.

Additionally, action item updates will be used throughout Chapter I-1-2 to change the dollar amount limit for fee agreements from $5,300 to $6,000, where only the dollar amount change is needed. These updates will be made to HALLEX in the Policy Repository, and will appear under HALLEX Action Items in the “Daily PolicyNet Instructions Postings” message and the “PolicyNet Daily Update” area in PolicyNet.

Date: June 22, 2009