Francesca J. MacDowell
Frequently Asked QuestionsWhat documents do I need to send you?
I will need to look at the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) decision and the Appeals Council denial. You may send electronic versions of these documents. Please be advised that neither my review of those documents, nor your use of this Web site, creates an attorney/client relationship between us. (more information)
How quickly must I file my Federal Court appeal?
How long will an appeal take?
How much will it cost?
The fee for filing the appeal itself is $400.00. However, if you do not have an income, and your spouse or partner does not have an income, we can fill out paperwork to ask the court to let you file for free.
My fee for representing you is paid only if I win your case. Even then, I will ask the court to pay my fee from the Equal Access to Justice Act. If that request is denied, I will ask the Court to pay my fee from your back benefits, in which case my fee will never be more than 25% of any back benefits you receive.
Does it matter where in NM I live?
PO Box 328
Placitas, NM 87043
Telephone: (505) 404-8859
Fax: (505) 395-7557
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