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Dec 31, 2007

Attorney User Fee Stays At 6.3% For 2008

From today's Federal Register:
...[T]he Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act of 1999, established an assessment for the services required to determine and certify payments to attorneys from the benefits due claimants ...

That legislation set the assessment for the calendar year 2000 at 6.3 percent of the amount that would be required to be certified for direct payment to the attorney ... For subsequent years, the legislation requires the Commissioner of Social Security to determine the percentage rate necessary to achieve full recovery of the costs of determining and certifying fees to attorneys, but not in excess of 6.3 percent. ...

The Commissioner of Social Security has determined, based on the best available data, that the current rate of 6.3 percent will continue for 2008 ...

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