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.
COVID-19 UPDATE: OFFICE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC
For the safety of the public, our 196 Lancaster street location will be closed to public entry until further notice. The window under our awning to the left of the office entrance is open for clients to drop off documents and our staff will continue to assist clients over the phone and through the mail.
The Representative Payee provides the following services:
Assistance locating subsidized, transitional, and permanent housing
Monthly money management/payments to landlords, utilities, etc.
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.