Representative Payee

The designation of an individual or organization appointed to receive SSI benefits for anyone who can not administer their own benefits. The SSA will investigate, approve and designate the representative payee who is then required to regularly report their accounting practices on behalf of the beneficiary.

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  • Power of attorney documents allow caregivers to advocate for their loved ones, but some institutions require additional documentation. See what specific permissions you’ll need to access personal information and make vital decisions.

  • When friends or family members are unwilling or unable to take responsibility for an elder's legal, financial and health decisions, a professional fiduciary can ensure that their affairs are taken care of.


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