Hopkins v. Cohen
390 U.S. 530 (1968)

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U.S. Supreme Court

Hopkins v. Cohen, 390 U.S. 530 (1968)

Hopkins v. Cohen

No. 276

Argued March 11-12, 1968

Decided April 2, 1968

390 U.S. 530

Syllabus

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.

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