There are many advocates and attorneys who are available to work as authorized representatives on your behalf. Please understand that using an attorney or authorized representative is NOT mandatory. In some cases it can be very helpful. The ARC staff will be able to assist you in finding certain AR’s or Attorneys. Keep in mind, the attorneys are only supposed to charge 2% on the initial filing or 10% if the case is appealed. This is only if the case was approved and compensated. If you are not paid, the AR should not collect a fee.