Representative Payee

The Duties of a Representative Payee

Social Security Public Affairs Specialist Marilenin Vasquez, in a post on patch.com, discusses the role of a Representative Payee in helping seniors manage their Social Security benefits. Her post begins with an outline of Social Security’s process for helping to ensure…

SSA Solicits Input on Representative Payee Program

Via a Federal Register Notice, the Social Security Administration announced it is seeking input on the rules associated with its Representative Payee provisions, with a comment period that will run through 1/28/2019. In the notice, SSA states “We are requesting…

Understanding Social Security’s “Representative Payee” Provision

Elder abuse and fraud perpetrated on seniors is a major concern to Social Security, so much so that the agency maintains a provision to help protect those beneficiaries unable to safely and securely manage their own finances. It’s call the…

Brady, Neal Applaud Senate Passage of the Social Security Representative Payee Bill

(Source: waysandmeans.house.gov) Washington, D.C. – The Senate passed by unanimous consent yesterday H.R. 4547, the Strengthening Protections for Social Security Beneficiaries Act of 2018 – bipartisan legislation to strengthen and improve the representative payee program to better protect those Social Security beneficiaries who are unable to manage their benefits…

Understanding the “Social Security Administration Representative Payee Program”

A representative payee is someone who is chosen by the Social Security Administration (SSA) to help individuals budget and spend the Social Security money. So, if you are receiving monthly Social Security benefits called SSI or SSDI, and the SSA…

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