Sometimes, the first notice to the FO of authorized fees is from a contact by the
representative or claimant who received a notice from the Office of Hearings Operations
(OHO), a court, a PSC, or ODIO.
Whenever possible, retain or copy the notice. Otherwise, enter the information on
an RC. Needed information includes the type of claim, the name and address of the
representative, the amount of the authorized fee, the title II and title XVI claims
and Social Security numbers involved, and the name of the person(s) obligated.
If the information is incomplete or there is any doubt about the source or any fact,
contact the PSC or ODIO for clarification.
Otherwise, examine and use the copy of the notice as you would one received from the
PSC or ODIO.