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How can I determine, or who can tell me who the representative payee is for my sister-in-law?

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I am assuming here that the home has permission to do electronic withdrawl. With my Mom, the home became payee to her Social Security and pension. They handled it. Contact her primary and see if they have a copy of her Medicare card. I think you can go on the SS site and get a new card. It's the person's SS number.
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Her social security checks are being direct deposited into her old account in a credit union and payments are going to the nursing home from the credit union account. She has no control and is unable to take care of any financial matters. Her son who has DPOA either is not capable or unwilling to attempt to get a new Medicare card. He seems to be the only one who can make this request according to all of the information I have obtained. I guess without his cooperation we don't have any recourse. I do agree with Countrymouse that the son was NOT the best choice but at the time all the documents were drawn up he was her favored son and she was very much in control of everything. Had we realized what was coming we might have advised not to go that route but......it seems to be too late now. We worry about what will happen if son dies before she does as he is not in good health.
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The son, using his DPOA.

You're doing the research, your brother and sister have located a better (I assume) nursing home and are trying to track down her Medicare records...

I don't mean to be rude, but was your nephew necessarily the best choice of DPOA, do you think? Is he not clear about what his responsibilities are, too busy, never around..?
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SIL is not capable of handling finances. Brother and Sister have been attempting to get a copy of her Medicare card in order to make a transfer to another nursing home which her son (DPOA) is agreeable to. Nobody in her immediate family can locate her Medicare card. No one seems to claim responsibility as the Representative Payee. Who can request a replacement Medicare card?
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This is for her son to sort out. That's why she gave him DPOA, so that he could act for her when she could no longer act for herself. He needs to contact the organisations paying her and find out what procedures apply. Is he encountering problems?
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Are you sure she's not getting the money herself and it isn't going into a bank account somewhere or on a paycard?
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It is my understanding that a representative payee must be applied for. It is not automatic. It could be the state if she in receiving medicaid.
Where do her checks go? Who is paying her bills?
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She is not capable of handling finances and both the nursing home and her son (DPOA) say they are not the Payee Representative. She has to have one. Correct?
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I would assume that SIL is not capable of handling finances.
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Representative payee... you mean the person who receives your SIL's pension/benefits/whatever on your SIL's behalf because she is not able to manage her own money?

"Whoever is paying her" might sound like a glib answer, but who else? If it's Social Security start with local contact numbers but be prepared for a long, long morning chasing your tail; plus you'd have to present an incredibly good reason for them to share this confidential information with you.

Why do you need to know, if it's not a rude question?
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