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
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 their loved ones, but some institutions require additional documentation. See what specific permissions you’ll need to access personal information and make vital decisions.13 Comments
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.7 Comments
Representative Payee Questions
Aid and attendance; can I close Mom's VA checking account after her death?2 Comments
Can my dad change his social security deposit to a joint bank account with me?5 Comments
What is the procedure to become a representative payee?7 Comments
Has anyone created a social security account for their elderly parents?4 Comments