TN 8 (02-05)

GN 03930.065 Title II - Mode of Payment to a Representative from Past-Due Benefits

A. Process

The benefit authorizer (BA) or benefit technical examiner (BTE) completes the Single Payment System (SPS) Attorney Fee Payment Screen (APAY) to make direct payment of a representative's fee when the representative is eligible for direct payment. (See GN 03920.017C, Policy – Direct Payment to Representatives in Title II Cases.) This screen displays all necessary information to make a payment to a representative and to calculate the user fee assessed to the representative. The system propagates most of the information from MCS or MADCAP to the APAY.

Any post-adjudicative adjustments that are needed to correct the assessment are made through MACADE.

The Payment History Update System (PHUS) shows the fee payment data.

B. References

  • Assessment on representatives eligible for direct payment or “user fee,” GN 03920.019.

  • Attorney Fee Payment, MSOM SPECPAYSYS 001.006.

  • SPS Processing of the Attorney Fee Payment (APAY) Screen, SM 00834.410.

  • PHUS Event 076 Atty User Fee, SM 00630.276.

  • Offset computation, GN 02610.000 and SI 02006.000.


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http://policy.ssa.gov/poms.nsf/lnx/0203930065
GN 03930.065 - Title II - Mode of Payment to a Representative from Past-Due Benefits - 07/16/2012
Batch run: 07/17/2012
Rev:07/16/2012