Answered on Jun 18th, 2013 at 6:28 PM
This link can be helpful concerning attorneys and fees paid before the Social Security Administration (SSA).
In cases that I handle, the fee is paid directly to me by SSA after a favorable result. Certain elements are required including, among other things, a fee agreement. That direct payment is the result of a number of factors, one of which is approval of the agreement as meeting the SSA standards.
Anytime an attorney represents you, insist on a fee agreement.
No attorney-client relationship has been established because of the information provided. Seek local counsel to address your particular facts. MJHJ