A representative payee is a person or organization assigned to handle Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits for a disabled individual. Any person that is unable to manage their own benefits or to direct someone else to manage their benefits for them must have a representative payee.
The representative payee is required to provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) with detailed information on a regular basic about how benefits are spent. This is the purpose of the form SSA-623.
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