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H. Edwin Detlie has practiced in the areas of Social Security Disability and Iowa Workers’ Compensation law since 1982, and has limited his practice to those areas of law for over 20 years. He has been a Sustaining Member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives since 1987, and has spoken on a variety of topics involving disability at State, regional and national seminars. In 2009, he was appointed to the NOSSCR Technology Committee. He also serves on the committee of attorneys who organize conferences on Social Security Disability in various locations in the upper Midwest, in States which comprise the jurisdiction of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.
H. Edwin Detlie also serves as a consultant to LexisNexis publishing in Social Security products, and is a member of the Larsons’ National Workers’ Compensation Advisory Board. He also chairs the Law Practice Management Committee of the Iowa State Bar Association.
On June 22, 2009, the maximum attorney fee for attorneys in Social Security Disability and SSI cases will increase from $5,300.00 to $6,000.00. That will cover all cases decided in favor of the client on or after June 22, 2009. That maximum amount was set by the Social Security Commissioner, Michael Astrue. Most attorney fee agreements for disability appeals now contain language that the maximum fee will be $5,300.00 or whatever amount is set by law or regulation, so that will allow payment of $6,000.00, if back benefits are $24,000.00 or more. Click here for a copy of the regulation from Commissioner Astrue. Click on 74 FR 6080 for a copy of the regulation, or click here to see the regulation on the SSA site.