[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][divider line_type=”No Line” custom_height=”20″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”5/6″][vc_column_text]Social Security has the authority to appoint third parties, known as representative payees, to receive and manage payments when a beneficiary is unable to do so. To protect seniors from financial exploitation or interruptions in their benefits, it is imperative that advocates and caregivers are aware of key issues relating to how SSA administers payments to beneficiaries. We will be publishing a series of informational fact sheets concerning the agency’s representative payee program.
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Representative Payee Toolkit
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- Issue Brief: Skilled Nursing Facilities and Other Creditors Acting as Representative Payees
- Issue Brief: How Social Security Can Improve the Representative Payee Program to Protect Vulnerable Seniors
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- Fact Sheet: The Social Security Administration’s Representative Payee Program: The Basics
- Fact Sheet for Consumer Audiences: What is a Social Security Representative Payee and how are they chosen?
- Fact Sheet: Ways to Meet the Growing Need for Representative Payees.