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.

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.

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.