Compute the payment amount based on information in file. If any information is ambiguous
or missing, pay the most reasonable amount justified by the information which exists
in the file. Effectuate these payments as soon as possible (after the 60 days have
expired, if necessary).
It is not necessary to wait 60-days to effectuate the ALJ decision. Effectuate payments
as soon as possible, which is proper procedure for any favorable decision, especially
in appeals cases. Because of additional development in GN
03103.250B. and processing time, effectuation may sometimes be done after the 60 days have expired.
If the claimant is already receiving benefits, before forwarding the case to the AC,
the ALJ decision should be fully effectuated and any additional money paid to the
claimant. Also, if an ALJ decision concerning an overpayment issue is involved, follow
the regular overpayment guides in GN 02210.000. An ALJ decision which states that SSA should pay back an already recovered overpayment
should be effectuated.
Withhold 25 percent of the payment for the attorney representation fee, where applicable.