Hopkins v. Cohen - 390 U.S. 530 (1968)
U.S. Supreme Court
Hopkins v. Cohen, 390 U.S. 530 (1968)
Hopkins v. Cohen
Argued March 11-12, 1968
Decided April 2, 1968
390 U.S. 530
The provision in § 206(b)(1) of the Social Security Act limiting an attorney's fee to "25 percent of the total of the past-due benefits to which the claimant is entitled by reason of such judgment," held, does not restrict the fee to the percentage of the accrued benefits awarded the permanently disabled claimant, but includes as well the benefits accrued to his dependents by virtue of the disability. Pp. 390 U. S. 531-535.
374 F.2d 726, reversed.