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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.
  • Adding this one simple step when a loved one creates or changes their will, powers of attorney and other crucial legal documents can minimize unnecessary stress and familial discord down the road.
  • Family caregivers work tirelessly to ensure their loved ones’ health and happiness, but many don’t realize that there’s a legal component to their role. Without these crucial healthcare documents, you may not be able to help when your elder needs it most.
  • Familiarize yourself with the basic legal documents and forms that seniors and their caregivers use to create cohesive legal, financial and medical plans for the future.
  • 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.
  • There are many different legal and financial tools that can be used for Medicaid planning, estate planning and tax planning purposes. A living trusts are one popular option, but it is important to know how this tool works and make sure this is the best fit for your assets, personal situation and goals.
  • Many adult children and caregivers are concerned about how their parents' debts will be handled once they pass. For parents who are in long-term care facilities, there may be some states where children might be responsible for their bills.
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