Apr 26, 2007

Direct Deposit Of Fees For Representing Claimants And Law Firms Representing Claimants

At a session at the conference of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives (NOSSCR) last week, I learned that 18% of fees for representing claimants are already being paid by direct deposit, which is surprising since currently only those in solo practice can qualify and most of the solos are leery of direct deposit.

We were also told that Social Security hopes eventually to allow law firms to get direct deposits for attorneys they employ and, indeed, that Social Security will recognize law firms as representing claimants. Currently, Social Security only recognizes individual attorneys and some non-attorney representatives, but no entities.

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