An organizational payee is not allowed to collect past due fees from conserved funds.
The FFS payee should collect the monthly fee from the beneficiary’s current check
in the month the fee is due. The FFS payee can decide when to collect the fees within
that month (for example, the same day the check is received, by mid-month, or afterwards.)
If the payee decides to collect the fee at the end of the current month, the fee must
come from the leftover benefits for that month. If there’s not enough the payee may
have to forfeit the fee for that month. The payee cannot use the benefits from the
following month to make up for uncollected fees.
If the beneficiary is left with very little money after his/her expenses are paid,
the FFS payee has the option (upon request from the beneficiary or on their own initiative)
of waiving the fee, partially or totally, for that particular month.