When SSA is withholding Title II and/or Title XVI past-due benefits for direct payment
of a representative's fee, the PC diaries the case for 45 days pending return of the
AFO's fee authorization. If the PC does not receive the fee authorization within the
45-day diary period, the PC should follow-up with the AFB by phone: (703) 605-7900
or e-mail: ^DCARO OAO ATTY FEE BR. (See GN 03920.017, Payment of Representative’s Fee, for policy on when SSA can make direct payment
to a representative.)
If the PC does not receive the fee authorization within an additional 30 days, the
PC should request status by sending a fax to 703-605-7901.