Identification Number:
EM-22009
Intended Audience:All RCs/ARCs/ADs/FOs/TSCs/PSCs/OCO/
OCO-CSTs/OHO/OARO
Originating Office:ORDP ODP
Title:December 2021 Representative User Fee Assessment Cap Increase
Type:EM - Emergency Messages
Program:All Programs
Link To Reference:See References at the end of this EM
 
Retention Date: August 16, 2022


A. Purpose

This emergency message (EM) announces the new appointed representative fee assessment cap, also called a “user fee.”

B. Background
Effective with fees paid December 1, 2021, and later, the “user fee” was increased from $98.00 to $104.00, or 6.3% of the representative’s fee, whichever is lower. We base the cap on the annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for the current calendar year, rounded down to the next lower $1.

Use the increased fee assessment cap for fees paid on or after December 1, 2021. The above updates may not yet be reflected in all our subregulatory instructions.

Direct all program-related and technical questions to your Regional Office (RO) support staff or Program Service Center (PSC) Operations Analysis (OA) staff. RO support staff or PSC OA staff may refer questions, concerns, or problems to their Central Office contacts.

References:
GN 03920.019 Assessment on Representatives Who Receive Direct Payment
GN 03930.033 Fee Petitions – Processing the Assessment in the Title XVI Cases
GN 03930.066 Title II – Fee Petitions – Processing the Assessment
GN 03940.053 Title II – Fee Agreements – Processing the Assessment
GN 03940.054 Title XVI – Fee Agreements – Processing the Assessment
GN 03940.085 Title XVI Fee Agreement Paragraphs



EM-22009 - December 2021 Representative User Fee Assessment Cap Increase - 02/16/2022