Attorney fee cap increase


Social Security Administration Acting Commissioner Kilolo Kijakazi announced a change to the Attorney Fee Cap — the first in 13 years.  The maximum dollar amount limit for fee agreements approved under the Social Security Act increased from $6,000 to $7,200. 

Effective November 30, 2022, we may approve fee agreements up to the new dollar limit, provided that the agreements otherwise meet the statutory requirements. 

If a fee agreement is not filed, a representative can submit a fee petition after completing work on your claim(s).  We’ll review the value of your representative’s services—and let you know the fee your representative is authorized to charge and collect.

For more information, please read our publication, Your Right to Representation, at www.ssa.gov/pubs/EN-05-10075.pdf.

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