Representative Payee Program: Supports people who are recipients of Social Security and manage their limited incomes, budget their money, and keep them in their homes, the lights on, and food in the fridge. This is a Social Security program, referrals come from Social Security for budgeting assistance and money management.
This program allows individuals independence as much as possible and diminishes homelessness. You do not need to lose your independence or control over your budget, but we do require that you pay basice needs first and retain your secure housing.
When people who receive Social Security and SSI benefits and have problems managing their money a representative payee is appointed by the Social Security department to help. This way bills are paid including rent and utilities and some money is saved back for necessities such as food, clothing and some amenities. Because we are appointed by the government it is our job to make sure essential bills are paid first.
Some of the services you can expect are:
• A budget is made with you and the representative payee
• Your check is directly deposited into your account.
• Only the representative payee can write checks from your account
• If there is any money left after the important bills are paid you may get a weekly allowance to spend.
Entrance Criteria and Qualifications: You must be referred by Social Security .
Getting Started: Once you are accepted into the program your representative payee will meet you at the bank and set up an account for you. They will go over a budget that you approve and help you manage it.
Hours of Service: There are set days and times when you can visit the representative payee to get your money. Contact Lambros Rogers at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-452-6855 for any questions or to find out if you qualify for services.