When a case is filed in Federal district court the attorney must choose whether to collect fees under the Equal Access to Justice Act (EQJA) or collect upto 25% of the backpay with no $6,000 cap.
If the case is successful and the attorney has selected the 25% option the Administrative Law Judge is empowered to award upto $10,000 in fees. Any amount over $10,000 upto the 25% cap needs to be filed via a fee petition to the Federal district court.
If the EAJA election is made the attorney must petition the Federal district court for EAJA fees. With the Supreme Court declaring that EAJA fees are payable to the claimant rather than the attorney it's becoming less common for attorneys to make the EAJA election.
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