Below are examples of provisions inconsistent with the legal condition that the costs specified in the agreement do not exceed the 25% less outstanding benefit or the amount indicated in dollars (for example. B 6000 USD). SSA will refuse a pricing agreement that contains a provision that states: Although a further increase in the cap is not expected shortly, you may, if you wish, include in your pricing agreement the commissioner`s power not to exceed the COLA for 42 US-based Title II benefits.C to increase. that the rate of increase of this amount for the period from January 1, 1991 does not at any time exceed the rate of increase in the basic insurance amounts covered by Section 415, point (i), of this security.“ The pricing agreement, which appears in point 178.3.1, is justified. In particular, you must pay for the SSA exemption, on the circumstances in which the pricing agreement process does not apply, which is only present at HALLEX and POMS. The most frequent exceptions concern several agents: (2) The royalty agreement is signed by both the applicant and the lawyer; Because a pricing agreement is a contract between a representative and their client, each pricing agreement is unique and can vary in length, content and complexity. Although applicants and their representatives may submit the pricing agreement they have signed and prefer, we have established a standard SSA-1693 (Fee Agreement for Representation before the Social Security Administration) form as an alternative. Representatives may use stamped or photocopyed signatures instead of their actual signatures on a royalty agreement and file a photocopy (or fax) of the original royalty agreement. A royalty agreement with only the name of a representative is not acceptable, as our rules provide that only individuals, not businesses (e.g., businesses. B, partnerships, legal entities or other organizations) may be appointed and may act as representatives before us.