Representative Payee Program

While most people receive their Social Security and Supplemental Security benefits directly, some are mandated by Social Security Administration to have a Representative Payee to provide assistance in managing their funds. Payee services for consumers receiving Social Security Disability benefits are provided through this program. Benefits to these individuals are dispersed through a Representative Payee who receives the check on behalf of the beneficiary and provides for personal / financial needs.

Services Provided
The Representative Payee provides the following services:
  • Assistance locating subsidized, transitional, and permanent housing
  • Monthly money management/payments to landlords, utilities, etc.
  • Landlord/Tenant Negotiation
  • Budgeting Skills Education
  • Information and Referral Services
  • Long-term Fiscal Planning
Accessing the Representative Payee Program
Consumers are referred to the Representative Payee program from Social Security Administrative Offices, area social service agencies, hospitals, family members, and attorneys. The staff also works closely with local agencies to coordinate support services on behalf of consumers who have difficulty accessing available resources.

A minimal monthly fee, which is set by the Social Security Administration, is charged to the consumer.