SSA Seeks Input on Representative Payee Determinations for Beneficiaries
The Representative Payee Program provides financial management for Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) beneficiaries who are incapable of managing their Social Security or SSI payments.
As part of the upcoming National Disability Forum, the Social Security Administration (SSA) is exploring ideas to improve its instructions for the Representative Payment Program and wants to hear from you. Your input is needed on how SSA can identify beneficiaries who can direct the management of their own benefits. Below are some of the questions from SSA's online engagement tool, IdeaScale.
- How should we assess a beneficiary’s ability to direct the management of his or her benefits?
- Are there certain questions we should ask beneficiaries in order to determine their ability to direct the management of their own benefits?
- Are there indicators that a beneficiary is not able to direct management of his or her benefits?
Let your voice be heard. You can provide input on the IdeaScale through Friday, April 6, 2018.
Please direct any questions to Joie.Hill@ssa.gov.