The Office of Disability Policy (ODP) is archiving GN 03943.000, Implementation of Increased Maximum Dollar Limit on Fee Agreements, to further clarify policy and improve procedural language for better understanding by technicians in field offices and payment centers. Much of GN 03943.000 has not been revised since 2009. Furthermore, the purpose of GN 03943.000 was specific to a single fee cap increase. This transmittal obsoletes some sections of GN 03943.000 while moving the remaining information under GN 03920.000. With publication of this new section we are archiving subchapter GN 03943.000 and sections GN 03943.005, GN 03943.010, and GN 03943.015.
Summary of Changes
GN 03943.005 Policy Overview for Increased Specified Dollar Cap on Fee Agreements
We obsoleted this section and incorporated all relevant information within the revised GN 03920.006, Increases to Fee Agreement Limits.
GN 03943.010 Procedures for Field Offices (FOs) and Processing Centers (PCs) Actions, Including Initial Fee Authorization
We obsoleted this section, as special instructions for processing fee agreements will not be necessary within the revised GN 03920.006. Fee agreement processing instructions are explained in MS 03509.009 and MS 00302.014.
GN 03943.015 Revised Fee Agreements
We obsoleted this section and incorporated all relevant information within the revised GN 03920.006, Increases to Fee Agreement Limits. We added relevant information from GN
03943.005 regarding scenarios in how to handle the submission of revised fee cap agreements and GN 03943.010 regarding how to process revised fee cap agreements for Title II and XVI claims. We clarified language throughout the section to provide information on fee agreement limits that would apply in case of future increases in the fee cap. We incorporated subsection C into Subsection B for clarity. We also obsoleted much of subsection D, as this subsection duplicated information found in MS 039509.009, Check/Notice 2 (NOT2) and MS
00302.014, Representative Fee Update Data (UFEE).