The Social Security Administration’s Representative Payee program is an important program for ensuring that older adults who can no longer manage their finances have someone trustworthy and competent to do it for them.
As the population ages and the prevalence of cognitive challenges among the older adult population increases, the Rep Payee program will become even more critical and will play an important role in preventing elder financial abuse. To protect seniors from financial exploitation or interruptions in benefits, it’s important for advocates and caregivers to understand key issues relating to the program.
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Justice in Aging, with the support of a Borchard Center Foundation on Law and Aging fellowship grant, will be producing a series of informational publications about the Representative Payee Program.