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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?

Molly
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Last seen: 1 year 7 months ago
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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.

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?

D
Hi dl, I am sorry to hear

Hi dl, 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

D
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!

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 ?

D
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.

Anonymous
I'm very frustrated

I'm very frustrated I am rep payee and my person is locked up so wht do I do o was think bout paying his bill I n September and senf ing the card back to ssi or can I call them and tell them I don't want to buy his rep and mail the card

D
Hi there,

Hi there,
if the person you are the rep. payee for is imprisoned for more than 30 days, he or she will become ineligible for disability benefits anyway.

CA
A friend has asked me to take

A friend has asked me to take over as his wife's payee. He has been serving in this capacity but owes outstanding child support. She(beneficiary) has a joint account with her husband into which her and her daughters SSI is deposited. Because of the outstanding child support the the account has been frozen, leaving them unable to access their only source of income. Do they have any recourse other than changing their payee? Thank you for any help

D
Hi CA,

Hi CA,
It seems very strange that they would freeze the same account that the SSI payments go into. What a bad situation. Before switching to a new payee, which would be a lot of work for you, I would tell him to call the SSA at 1-800-772-1213 to try to work the situation out first.

Vikki
I am tired of being payee. Is

I am tired of being payee. Is there anyway I can get myself to where I am No longer a payee on line? The person I am payee for is an alcoholic and when she drinks up what's left of her money, she gets mad and accuses me of keeping the money. She is also very mental and will not take her meds like she is supposed to. It's just too big of a hassle for me. I am tired of putting up with her and her tirades. And being bullied my Father in law threatening me. I'm done and No longer want any part of it. Helping someone should not bring extra conflict and stress to my life.

D
Hi Vikki,

Hi Vikki,
I am sorry to hear that. You could go to your local Social Security Administration office and fill out the paperwork to no longer be the payee. If you do not have a replacement, the SSA will name someone else to become her payee.

Gmraw55
Iam the payee for a family

Iam the payee for a family and have done it for 2 years but every month the one person takes me through heak. That one has had me give her the child's card with my name on it demaded that the pen be changed and got very very upset when i said the money is for her child. Drugs are involved and i feel powerless to help he kid. She pays little to nothing to live in my home. I just want out of this mess

You can go to your local SSA

You can go to your local SSA office and fill out some paperwork that will make it so you are no longer the representative payee.

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