CAN A FAVORABLE SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY BENEFITS DECISION BE REVERSED?
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When a claimant receives notification of a favorable decision, the cover letter may stipulate that the Appeals Council might “on its own motion” choose to review the decision. According to some Greensboro Social Security disability lawyers, this means that the Appeals Council has the right to overturn decisions made by the administrative law judge.
It is important to note that this happens in a small percentage of cases. If the Appeals Council makes the decision to reverse an administrative law judge’s decision, it will send notification to the claimant, usually within 60 days of the date of the original decision. In the rare instance that the Appeals Council sends notification of a reversed decision after 60 days have passed, the claimant and his or her Greensboro Social Security disability lawyers will need to decide how to proceed.
HOW TO MANAGE ATTORNEY’S EXPENSES AND FEES
Claimants are encouraged by Greensboro Social Security disability attorneys not to spend all of their back benefits before determining whether the attorney’s fees have been withheld. In the majority of cases, the fees are withheld. However, in rare instances, the fees have not been withheld and the attorney and claimant will need to resolve the issue.
UNDERSTANDING ATTORNEY’S EXPENSES AND FEES
Attorneys frequently have to spend money in order to prepare for a claimant’s disability hearing. For instance, the lawyer may have to pay for copies of a claimant’s medical records or other documentation. Any money the attorney has spent in preparing the case will be listed as expenses. An attorney’s fees represent the time he or she has spent working on the case. In most cases, the attorney’s payment will be mailed when the claimant’s check for back benefits has been mailed.