Consumer Law

Social Security Lawyer Upends Fee Cap at Supreme Court

A lawyer who secured Social Security benefits for a client persuaded the Supreme Court on Tuesday to toss a 25 percent cap on his aggregate fee award.

While Section 406(b) of the Social Security applies a flat 25 percent cap on fees for court representation, Section 406(a) provides options to determine fees for agency proceedings depending on whether a fee agreement is in place.

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