Note: An ”individual royalty agreement” is defined as an agreement signed by all parties to the agreement. Therefore, if the applicant appoints a representative after the filing of a fee agreement, the representative must sign the first agreement or the applicant and the representative must submit an amended agreement, signed by all. If an SSA decision-maker approves a royalty agreement that does not comply with the legal requirements of the law or is not otherwise excluded, the SSA cannot authorize a royalty as part of the royalty agreement process. In such cases, an SSA expert will refuse the fee agreement and report to the applicant and agent that SSA will not refuse a fee agreement solely because it contains a provision stating that royalty agreements only apply to cases where SSA makes the favorable decision, royalty agreements do not apply to cases where a federal court makes a positive decision. An applicant and his representative may file a fee agreement containing a provision limiting the application of the agreement to services by a certain level of administrative appeal procedure. Such an agreement would essentially provide for a two-tier pricing structure. At the time of the favourable decision (in whole or in part), the decision-maker can easily determine which stage of the fee structure applies and will approve or reject the tariff agreement based on the current level of recourse. The two royalty authorization processes are not interchangeable. However, if an agent chooses the fee agreement procedure, SSA does not approve the agreement (i.e. either does not meet the legal requirements described in GN 03940.003B, or an exception in GN 03940.003D). or if a party to the agreement requests an administrative review of the refusal and the SSA maintains the refusal (see GN 03960.000 for administrative verification directives and procedures), the representative must submit a fee application if he wishes to collect and collect a fee.
The representative and the claimant signed the fee agreement. For claims or EP measures that are decided at the initial level or at the verification level, the date of notification to the applicant is the most relevant date. Where the applicant or representative files a fee agreement before the SSA issues notification of the positive decision, the rights must be treated as rights to the royalty contract. This situation can occur when an antenna (FO) receives a fee agreement after taking the necessary systems to pay the claim, but before SSA has issued notification of the positive decision. In this case, refer to GN 03940.010C. A fee agreement is a written statement signed by the applicant and the representatives designated by the applicants who are waiting to bill and recover the services provided before us (the Social Security Administration). This written statement describes the fee agreement between the parties. The appointed representative must submit the fee agreement for approval before the date of the first finding or positive decision (hereinafter we both commonly refer to as ”decision”). If the representative does not submit a fee agreement by that date, we assume that either the representative will file a fee application or waive the fee.
Don`t confuse ”petition” with ”request an administrative review.” While a representative retains the right to request an administrative review under the royalty agreement procedure, he or she cannot replace the royalty application process with the royalty agreement process after the SSA has made a positive decision. . . .