how do I stop being representative payee?

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 07/01/2013 - 13:47

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?

Eric

In reply to by Janice Rodriguez (not verified)

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 14:48 Permalink

Hi Janice,

If you wish to do so, you can remove yourself as a payee. You would have to go down to your local SSA office and do so there.

Anonymous (not verified)
Wed, 08/15/2018 - 21:19 Permalink

My sister dropped me as a payee without my consent. After she sanctioned 35 me so they stopped payments and I can't pay rent. Can I take charges against her please help my lively hood is gone and I might have to go to shelter loose everything

Anonymous (not verified)
Wed, 08/15/2018 - 21:21 Permalink

My sister dropped me as a payee without my consent. After she sanctioned 35 me so they stopped payments and I can't pay rent. Can I take charges against her please help my lively hood is gone and I might have to go to shelter loose everything

SHIRLEY SCHONE… (not verified)
Thu, 08/16/2018 - 03:59 Permalink

Shirley schonewald passed away yesterday wed August 15 20

SHIRLEY SCHONE… (not verified)
Thu, 08/16/2018 - 04:04 Permalink

Shirley schonewald passed away yesterday wed August 15 2018 at the age of 65 years old. She stabbed herself to death with a knife to her stomach and chest . she was cremated
Last night Wednesday Aug 15 at 11 45 pm. And was a client of represevevtstivr payee from social security when she died . we are sorry fur your loss for Jamal Michael smith from 6404 stone man Dr north highlands Calif 95660

SHIRLEY SCHONE… (not verified)
Thu, 08/16/2018 - 04:04 Permalink

Shirley schonewald passed away yesterday wed August 15 2018 at the age of 65 years old. She stabbed herself to death with a knife to her stomach and chest . she was cremated
Last night Wednesday Aug 15 at 11 45 pm. And was a client of represevevtstivr payee from social security when she died . we are sorry fur your loss for Jamal Michael smith from 6404 stone man Dr north highlands Calif 95660

SHIRLEY SCHONE… (not verified)
Thu, 08/16/2018 - 04:04 Permalink

Shirley schonewald passed away yesterday wed August 15 2018 at the age of 65 years old. She stabbed herself to death with a knife to her stomach and chest . she was cremated
Last night Wednesday Aug 15 at 11 45 pm. And was a client of represevevtstivr payee from social security when she died . we are sorry fur your loss for Jamal Michael smith from 6404 stone man Dr north highlands Calif 95660

SHIRLEY SCHONE… (not verified)
Thu, 08/16/2018 - 04:04 Permalink

Shirley schonewald passed away yesterday wed August 15 2018 at the age of 65 years old. She stabbed herself to death with a knife to her stomach and chest . she was cremated
Last night Wednesday Aug 15 at 11 45 pm. And was a client of represevevtstivr payee from social security when she died . we are sorry fur your loss for Jamal Michael smith from 6404 stone man Dr north highlands Calif 95660

SHIRLEY SCHONE… (not verified)
Thu, 08/16/2018 - 04:04 Permalink

Shirley schonewald passed away yesterday wed August 15 2018 at the age of 65 years old. She stabbed herself to death with a knife to her stomach and chest . she was cremated
Last night Wednesday Aug 15 at 11 45 pm. And was a client of represevevtstivr payee from social security when she died . we are sorry fur your loss for Jamal Michael smith from 6404 stone man Dr north highlands Calif 95660

Jane (not verified)
Sun, 09/30/2018 - 10:27 Permalink

I want to stop being a payee for a friend. How do i get out of being it?

Concerned Sister (not verified)
Wed, 10/03/2018 - 13:02 Permalink

Hello, I am posting this for my sister. I need to know who she needs to contact in order to have someone removed from being her payee on her social security benefits. The relationship she was in with her partner was very abusive mentally. My siblings and I are trying to get her out of the situation by finding her a new place to live. While doing so we realized that her ex-partner is actually a beneficiary of her disability which is very odd due to the fact that my sister is very capable of taking care of her own financial responsibilities. I do not know when this it was occurred or why it occurred. Can I talk to someone on on her behalf? Or is this something that she can do on her own. Does she have to go into the office? Or is this something that she can do online. I'm only asking these questions due to the fact that I'm not in the same state as her but I so desperately would like to help her in any way I can't.

rsg

In reply to by Concerned Sister (not verified)

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 15:55 Permalink

Hi There,

To change a payee, it has to be done in person. I believe that the new payee can go in and change the payee without the beneficiary. If your sister wants to become her own, I believe she has to do it. I would call the SSA before just to confirm this though. Their number is 1-800-772-1213.

Also, if your sister decides to become her own payee, just know it will automatically trigger a reevaluation of her case by the SSA.

Grace (not verified)
Sun, 11/11/2018 - 23:35 Permalink

My husband is my son's rep payee he is getting older feels like he needs to get a nother payee for our son, my daughter said she would do it for him. what must we do to change it need your advice does it take very long to make the change.Thank you very much,

rsg

In reply to by Grace (not verified)

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 16:29 Permalink

Hi Grace,

To change your son's payee, your son will have to go to an SSA office and change it in person. If possible, have your daughter go with your son with a picture ID and her Social Security card. Most of the time, the next check gets sent to the new payee. Once in a while, it does take a little longer though.

Kathy Brockelman (not verified)
Tue, 11/27/2018 - 18:14 Permalink

I have been my daughters representative payee for many years. She is diagnosed as bipolar with depression and social disabilities
She has been in programs since she was 12 or 13 and I have maintained and reported yearly as required.

She is now 18 as of September 5, 2018. I no longer wish to be her payee representative. I cannot be responsible for her money and there is a strain relationship. She is still under DMH and are looking for a group or step down adult home run by DMH. She is now getting her checks directly in her name and as of yet have not given it to her. She opened an account today so she can take care of her own.
I need an answer as soon as possible as I didn't realize I would still be considered payee representative when she turned 18 and checks were in her name. Do have to get her set up for direct deposit I guess.
How do I handle this? I really wish to revoke my payee representative status.

rsg

In reply to by Kathy Brockelman (not verified)

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 16:15 Permalink

Hi Kathy,

If possible, have your daughter go to an SSA office to change her payee as she has to do it in person. They can assign her one if need be. Just know, if she decides to become her own payee, the SSA will likely reopen her case and may take away or reduce her benefits.

Lorie (not verified)
Mon, 12/03/2018 - 23:07 Permalink

My husband is my sons payee he is getting a little forgetful wants to know how long it would take to change to a new payee. He has someone that will take over.

rsg

In reply to by Lorie (not verified)

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 15:38 Permalink

Hi Lorie,

Your son will have to go to a local SSA office and request to change payee in person if possible. If the new payee can go as well, that will make it much easier.

ej (not verified)
Mon, 01/07/2019 - 21:04 Permalink

i no longer need my payee i had a form for getting rid of them but lost it can u please help me with finding this form online

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