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If a client who has been denied SSA benefits, hires an attorney, what is the process that follows, what type of information and forms are required?

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If you do decide to hire a disability attorney or non-attorney rep for your reconsideration appeal, or for a disability hearing, make sure to do this in a timely manner. In order to act on your behalf, your lawyer or rep must have certain forms signed, such as a fee agreement, permission to get your medical records (Form SSA-827, which is a medical records release form), and Form SSA-1696, which officially designates your chosen ...

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In order to act on your behalf, your lawyer or rep must have certain forms signed, such as a fee agreement, permission to get your medical records (Form SSA-827, which is a medical records release form), and Form SSA-1696, which officially designates your chosen lawyer or rep as your representative. Once you have been denied, you have 60 days to appeal the decision.

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