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how do I stop being representative payee?
I have been my brother's re-payee(sp?) for several years and feel that he is more than capable of handling his own money. What is the process to change this arrangement?
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Representative Payee
Typically, the SSA assigns a representative payee to individuals that they feel are not capable of caring for themselves or handling their own money. If this changes, the disability recipient must provide the SSA with proof that he or she is now capable of receiving their own disability checks. This proof can be in the form of an official statement from a doctor or the court. The SSA will also consider other type of evidence that proves your brother's condition has approved. It is important to note that if you and your brother prove that he is capable of caring for himself, it is likely that the SSA will reevaluate his eligibility for benefits.
fatima bernardo
yes the reason i was my
yes the reason i was my husband rep. payee was because paralyze, and could not communicate, after almost 4 months still in hospital, but when i mention about this his face get so sad……so i am give up that titlle, because he's very alert , but still tube feeding ,weakness legs and arms,not talking very clear, but we all know he very disable, the doctors helping with this process, he have GBS-Miller Fisher Syndrome the rare one. My question is any chance they stop the benefits (they just going to start paying July) Thank you Fatima
dl
how do I stop being
how do I stop being representative payee? I have been my brother's payee for 5 years and in that 5 years his girlfriend has harassed me, leaving threathen messages. She feels that she should handle his money saying give him his money I should be the one to control his money etc. it's been a nightmare for 5 years and it's not stopping. My brother is not capable to handle his business nor being able to handle his money. What ever she girlfriend is telling him he'll do it. And by doing what she saids he will be homeless like before using drugs and drinking it would be a mess. What is the process to get the courts to handle his affairs?
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Hi there,
Hi there, I am sorry to hear about this situation. You can read more about representative payees here. The girlfriend has no legal authority to tell you how to use your brother's benefits. I am not sure what the best scenario would be in this situation, but I would definitely report her to the SSA, especially if you have his best interests at heart and she doesn't. It is possible for an SSA rep to become his payee if she continues to harass you. Good luck.
Raven
How do I make it where I am

How do I make it where I am in control of my money instead of my mother, what forum do i need to have my doctor fill out saying that i'm capable of taking control of my money i receive??
Raven

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Hi Raven,

Hi Raven,
It's pretty simple to change your representative payee, but your request will only be granted if your condition has improved enough for you to not require a payee anymore. You'll just need to go to your local Social Security Administration office, say that you want to request to not have a payee, and they'll give you a form to fill out. Keep in mind that if you receive SSD benefits for a mental disorder, the SSA may reopen your case to revaluate whether or not you're eligible for benefits at all.
I hope this helps!

Sharon
I want to stop being my
I want to stop being my brother's rep payee. What do Ineed to do?
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Hi Sharon,

Hi Sharon,

You'll need to go to your local SSA office and fill out a form about not being his payee. You'll need to have a suitable payee lined up, or have medical documents that prove that your brother's condition has improved enough so that he can handle his own money. You can read more about changing your status as a representative payee here: http://www.ssa.gov/payee/faqbene.htm

Sharon
I don't know anyone who
I don't know anyone who would be a payee. Can I still stop? It has gotten to be too much for me.
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Hi Sharon,

Hi Sharon,
You can stop being a payee, but you'll need to have a substitute payee ready when you request to stop. You'll need to go to your local SSA office to fill out the paperwork. Here is more information on how to change your status as a payee: http://www.ssa.gov/payee/faqbene.htm

Delante Cohn
I don't want my Nana to
I don't want my Nana to be my Payee any more what can I do to change my payee
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Hi Delante,

Hi Delante,
It's pretty easy to change the representative payee. You'll just need to go to your local SSA office and fill out some paperwork to request that someone new can become your payee. If you want to become the payee, you can also request the change at the SSA's office. Keep in mind that if you request to become your own payee, the SSA will likely conduct a revaluation of your case to make sure that you are still disabled enough to be receiving benefits.

Anonymous
if I want to stop being my
if I want to stop being my son payee.what do i have to do
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Hi there,

Hi there,
If you want to stop being your son's payee, you can simply stop by your local SSA office and fill out paperwork stating so. You will need to have either a new representative payee, or proof that your son is capable of handling his own payments.

salishia
If im a payee for somebody
If im a payee for somebody and want to be a payee for somebody else what do i.do.
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Hi Salishia,

Hi Salishia,
You can change your status as a payee by making an appointment at your local SSA office.

Diane
I was legal guardian of my
I was legal guardian of my granddaughter who lives with me and was ssi payee for her as a minor when she turned 18 she was still in school she wanted me to still be payee she is 19 now finished school and we want her to receive the money what do we do
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Hi Diane,

Hi Diane,
You'll need to schedule an appointment with your local SSA office. So long as she is found disabled but with the ability to handle her own funds, you should just be able to fill out a couple of forms and give her control of her payments.

Spoiled johnson
I know longer wish to be my
I know longer wish to be my son payee... Can some one else be his payee??
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Hi there,

Hi there,
You can get someone else to be his payee, but it will have to be someone who is a qualified payee, such as another relative. You will need to schedule an appointment with your local SSA office to fill out the paperwork to select a new payee.

karen appleby reed
I am seperated from husband
I am seperated from husband travis l reed I dont want to be his representative payee anymore we are seperated as of may 21 2015 what do I have to do im getti g a divorce or annulment as soon as I can I live in michigan he live in west Virginia
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Hi Karen,

Hi Karen,
You will need to find a suitable payee and have him/her apply to become a payee at his/her local SSA office. The paperwork is relatively easy to fill out.

celeste
hello I no longer care for my
hello I no longer care for my ex mother in law and I no longer want to be her payee what do I do to stop being her payee ? I do not have no one lined up to be another payee . I mean her son in Florida would like to do it but his mom resides in mass can that even be possible to be a payee from a different state ?
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Hi Celeste,

Hi Celeste,
That is a better question for your local SSA office. I know it is moderately easy for you to switch payees, but you will need to have someone else lined up. You'll need to schedule an appointment with your local SSA office to file the paperwork. If you cannot find someone suitable, the SSA could be able to provide someone. To schedule an appointment, you should call their main number at 1-800-772-1213.

Debbie
I no longer wish to be a
I no longer wish to be a payee I'm disabled and thought I could do it but have found out it's just not easy for me to do I always have to hunt him down and some days I can barely get around so what do I need to do and do it as soon as possible for I wish to be done with it after receiving check in August please help
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Hi Debbie,

Hi Debbie,
It is actually moderately easy to switch payees, but you should have another person ready to become his payee. If you have a replacement, you should schedule an appointment at your local SSA office to file the paperwork to switch.

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