NOT2 screen entries: In the PENDING FEE AGREEMENT AMOUNT field on the CHECK/NOTICE
2 (NOT2) screen, enter the dollar cap amount specified in the fee agreement, (e.g.,
$5,300, $6,000, or less than those amounts, if agreed to by the claimant and the representative).
The amount entered in this field cannot exceed $6,000. For further information on
the NOT2 screen, see MSOM MCS 009.009, Check/Notice 2(NOT2).
The Earnings Computation (EC) process compares the amount shown in the NOT2 FEE AGREEMENT
% RATE to the amount shown in the NOT2 PENDING FEE AGREEMENT AMOUNT field. The lesser
of these amounts is posted to the Master Beneficiary Record (MBR) in the APPREP-AUTHORIZED
FEE field and is shown as the authorized fee amount in the award notice.
For cases involving a representative who receives direct payment, MCS withholds the
lesser of the NOT2 PENDING FEE AGREEMENT AMOUNT field or the NOT2 FEE AGREEMENT %
RATE field and posts that amount to the APPFEE – AMT WITHHELD field on the MBR.
EXAMPLE: If the NOT2 FEE AGREEMENT % RATE is 25 percent ($7,500), and the NOT2 PENDING FEE
AGREEMENT AMOUNT is the applicable fee cap ($6,000), MCS withholds the lesser of these
two amounts ($6,000).