Title II benefits withheld toward payment of an attorney fee are always based on title
II benefits payable; that is, benefits payable after offset. (See GN 03920.030 for discussion of attorney fees. See GN 02610.053 for processing cases when the determination is made on or after July 1, 1991.)
There are two different procedures:
Case A — When the attorney fee (AF) withholding period equals or exceeds the offset period.
See GN 03920.030 for AF period.
Case B — When the AF period is less than the offset period.