Hundreds of thousands of individuals get month-to-month Social Safety advantages or Supplemental Safety Revenue funds. Some need assistance managing their cash.
After we obtain info that signifies you need assistance, we’ll assign a consultant payee to handle your advantages for you.
We attempt to choose somebody who is aware of you and desires that can assist you. A consultant payee receives your month-to-month profit fee in your behalf and should use the cash to pay to your present wants, together with:
• Housing and utilities
• Medical and dental bills
• Private care gadgets
• Rehabilitation bills (if you happen to’re disabled)
Should you need assistance managing your advantages, inform a Social Safety consultant that there’s somebody you wish to be your consultant payee. They need to be somebody you belief and see typically, and who clearly understands your wants.
Social service businesses, nursing properties, or different organizations are additionally certified to be your consultant payee.
You possibly can write to us inside 60 days of being assigned a consultant payee if you happen to don’t agree that you just want one or if you would like a special consultant payee.
We additionally supply an choice, known as Advance Designation, which lets you select a consultant payee upfront. Within the occasion you’ll be able to now not make your individual monetary selections, you and your loved ones can have peace of thoughts figuring out you already selected somebody you belief to handle your advantages.
You possibly can submit your advance designation request once you apply for advantages or after you’re already receiving advantages. You might accomplish that by your private my Social Safety account at ssa.gov/myaccount, by phone or in particular person.
All native Social Safety places of work are closed for walk-in service, although an in-person appointment could also be potential.
You will discover extra info at ssa.gov/payee.
Erin Thompson is a public affairs specialist for the Social Safety Administration.