REM Minnesota, Inc.
Social Security Representative Payee
REM River Bluffs, Inc. - 10th
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A representative payee is appointed by the Social Security Administration (SSA) to receive and manage the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments of beneficiaries who are unable to manage benefits on their own. The payee can be a person (family member or friend) or an organization such as a social service agency, institution, state or local government agency.
A rep payee's main duties are to:
* Use the benefits to pay for the current and future needs of the beneficiary
* Properly save any benefits not needed to meet current needs
* Keep records of expenses
* Complete the Representative Payee Accounting Report
When friends and family are not able to serve as payee, Social Security looks for qualified organizations to be a representative payee.
Only qualified organizational payees who have been approved in writing by SSA can collect a fee.
This provider does not offer this service at other locations.
Other Services or resources
- 24-Hour Emergency Assistance (Waiver)
- Assistive Technology
- Environmental Accessibility Adaptations (EAA) Home Install
- Foster Care, Adult
- Foster Care, Child
- Independent Living Skills (ILS) Training
- Individualized Home Supports (IHS)
- In-Home Family Support
- Positive Support Services
- Specialist Services
- Supported Living Services (SLS)
- Transitional Services
- Transportation (Waiver)
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DM-7000Representative Payee Services Definition
Public agencies, nonprofit organizations, banks, relatives or other individuals who have been appointed under federal law to act as a surrogate in situations where a cognitive impairment makes it impossible for beneficiaries to manage their own Social Security and SSI/SSD payments. Representative payees are chosen and designated by the Social Security Administration (SSA) to act on behalf of financially incapable SS or SSI beneficiaries. The individuals and organizations selected by the SSA may also manage waiver funding, consumer or family support grants or other types of benefits when chosen and designated by the administrating entity to act on behalf of beneficiaries who are incapable of managing their finances.
YC-7900Social Security Retirement Recipients Definition
Individuals who are receiving regular monthly retirement checks from the Social Security Administration the amount of which is based on the wages earned and the number of quarters of coverage credited to the person's Social Security record.
YC-8000SSI Recipients Definition
Individuals who are receiving cash grants through the Supplemental Security Income program, a federal income maintenance program with supplemental state funds which is administered by the Social Security Administration for people who are age 65 and older, are blind or have a disability, and have little or no income and assets.