42 U.S. Code § 7385g - Attorney fees

(a) General rule
Notwithstanding any contract, the representative of an individual may not receive, for services rendered in connection with the claim of an individual for payment of lump-sum compensation under part B, more than that percentage specified in subsection (b) of this section of a payment made under part B on such claim.
(b) Applicable percentage limitations
The percentage referred to in subsection (a) of this section is—
(1) 2 percent for the filing of an initial claim for payment of lump-sum compensation; and
(2) 10 percent with respect to objections to a recommended decision denying payment of lump-sum compensation.
(c) Inapplicability to other services
This section shall not apply with respect to services rendered that are not in connection with such a claim for payment of lump-sum compensation.
(d) Penalty
Any such representative who violates this section shall be fined not more than $5,000.

Source

(Pub. L. 106–398, § 1 [div. C, title XXXVI, § 3648], Oct. 30, 2000, 114 Stat. 1654, 1654A–511; Pub. L. 107–107, div. C, title XXXI, § 3151(a)(6),Dec. 28, 2001, 115 Stat. 1375.)
Amendments

2001—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 107–107, § 3151(a)(6)(A), inserted “for payment of lump-sum compensation” after “the claim of an individual”.
Subsec. (b)(1). Pub. L. 107–107, § 3151(a)(6)(B), inserted “for payment of lump-sum compensation” after “initial claim”.
Subsec. (b)(2). Pub. L. 107–107, § 3151(a)(6)(C), substituted “with respect to objections to a recommended decision denying payment of lump-sum compensation” for “with respect to any claim with respect to which a representative has made a contract for services before October 30, 2000”.
Subsecs. (c), (d). Pub. L. 107–107, § 3151(a)(6)(D), (E), added subsec. (c) and redesignated former subsec. (c) as (d).

 

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