A representative cannot apply for a fee for services subject to a fee if SSA has approved a royalty agreement and has authorized a royalty under that approved agreement. The pricing agreement and royalty applications are not interchangeable. Guidelines for evaluating pricing agreements are available at HALLEX I-1-2-12. The consent or refusal of a fee contract by the decision maker is limited to the question of whether the contract meets the legal conditions and is not otherwise. Approval of the agreement depends on whether the right entails outstanding benefits. If several representatives are involved and the agents have chosen to use the royalty application, any representative who wishes to collect and collect a fee for his services must file a separate royalty application. When a representative works with another representative or co-adviser whom the applicant has also appointed, an agreement between or between the two or more representatives on the service fee has no control over the SSA`s pricing authority. we disapprove of the pricing agreement at the time of the decision and we can only approve a royalty agreement if the favourable decision of the application or postal authorization (PE) results in outstanding benefits for a single claim or at least one title in simultaneous claims. If we first approved a pricing agreement on the condition that there are outstanding benefits, but at the time of the positive decision, we find that there are no outstanding benefits, we cannot process the approval of the pricing agreement.
In these cases, we must inform the representative or applicant that the agent or agents must file a tax application to collect and recover a tax. Information can be found in NL 00720.050. If SSA makes a partially favourable decision, the decision maker will approve the royalty agreement if the legal conditions are met and no waiver applies, and SSA will approve a royalty under the terms of the contract. The number of hours the agent devotes to a right and the specific benefits of the representative are not conditions for approving a royalty agreement. Therefore, the decision maker cannot request this information when making the initial decision on the pricing agreement. One of the legal conditions for approving a pricing agreement is that the parties submit the agreement to the SSA before the date of the favourable decision. With respect to claims that involve more than one favourable decision (i.e. partly favourable decisions that result in a more favourable decision on the appeal), SSA examines when the agent has received the right to determine whether the legal conditions of authorization are met. The author of the levy must disapprove of the royalty agreement for a suspended or disqualified representative if we decide positively the right after the suspension or disqualification of the person comes into force. For more information on processing claims with suspended or disqualified representatives, see GN 03970.060. A decision maker who has approved a pricing agreement can only request a reduction in the amount of the levy if the protocol states that either: the pricing agreement is one of two procedures that a designated lawyer or non-agent can use to obtain authorization to collect a fee for the services he provided to an applicant in a Social Security (SSA) proceeding.
A royalty agreement is a written statement signed by the applicant and the designated representative, which indicates the tax that the agent intends to collect and collect and which the applicant expects to pay for the representative`s services before the SSA. Although the pricing agreement is a written declaration and must meet certain legal requirements that must be approved, there is no mandatory language (i.e., a representative designs his or her own fee contract).