The reviewing official in the servicing FO is responsible for making the approval
or denial on a Fee for Service application; i.e., SSA-445, Application to Collect
a Fee for Payee Services. This reviewer must be a member of management. (OS, MSS or
The FO must establish a paper precedent file for each organizational payee in which
copies of the application, bond and/or insurance certificates, licensing agreement
(provided that licensing is available in the State), an eRPS list of beneficiaries
served, the completed site review forms, and copies of the Fee For Service screens
(MS INTRANTERPS 014.008 and 015.004) must be kept for future reference.
They must conduct a six-month educational visit to ensure that all new FFS payees
fully understand their duties and responsibilities that includes regular contact with
the beneficiaries. See GN 00605.445 for more information on educational visits.