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.

Representative Payee Articles

  • What Is a Professional Fiduciary?

    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.

  • When POA Isn’t Enough: Other Forms Needed to Act on a Loved One’s Behalf

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


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