I’m now at the federal court of review level for payee determination (I’m trying to become my own payee), but I need to know of the type of attorney I may need to help me win this case? All I’ve found is attorneys who don’t represent this kind of case, or they can’t help me if they didn’t file the initial appeals council review. So I’m coming here to ask what kind of attorney could I possibly get to help me with this kind of case? And any recommendations would be helpful. Thanks!!
If I'm reading your question correctly you have already been found disabled but dispute the necessity of having a payee. If so, you will likely be unable to find an attorney willing to take that case. Two reasons come to mind. First, there is no opportunity to get paid for the work since fees are earned based upon a percentage of back payments. Second, an attorney may be uncomfortable making an argument that could result in you losing your benefits. If one of the reasons you were found disabled was the inability to manage your own affairs then a finding that you do not need a payee will be seen as evidence that you are not disabled.
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