Generally, retroactive or conserved funds of less than $4000 will be paid to the payee
in one lump-sum payment. However, if you believe the beneficiary's best interests
will be served by paying accumulated funds in installments over a period of time,
you may do so.
EXCEPTION: For SSI disabled children with a payee, if past due benefits (less any IAR) exceed
six times the FBR plus any federally administered optional State supplement, such
benefits must be paid into a dedicated account (see SI 02101.010 and GN 00603.025).
CAUTION: FO direct input of title II payee appointments will automatically release all accrued
benefits. If installments are needed, the processing centers must take the action.