5 U.S. Code § 8127 - Representation; attorneys’ fees

(a)
A claimant may authorize an individual to represent him in any proceeding under this subchapter before the Secretary of Labor.
(b)
A claim for legal or other services furnished in respect to a case, claim, or award for compensation under this subchapter is valid only if approved by the Secretary.
(Pub. L. 89–554, Sept. 6, 1966, 80 Stat. 545.)

Historical and Revision Notes

Derivation

U.S. Code

Revised Statutes and

Statutes at Large

5 U.S.C. 773(b) (less last sentence).

Oct. 14, 1949, ch. 691, § 208 “Sec. 23(b) (less last sentence)”, 63 Stat. 865.

Administration of this subchapter was transferred to the Secretary of Labor by section 1 of 1950 Reorg. Plan No. 19, 64 Stat. 1271 (see section 8145).

Standard changes are made to conform with the definitions applicable and the style of this title as outlined in the preface to the report.

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