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?

mts

In reply to by Anynomos (not verified)

Fri, 09/06/2019 - 15:20 Permalink

Hi,

To change your son's payee, you will have to make an appointment with your local SSA office. The process tends to go more smoothly when all parties involved are present at the meeting. If you have a new representative payee in mind, if possible, they should be there.

isa (not verified)
Wed, 09/25/2019 - 20:49 Permalink

i would like to stop being someone payee can i do it on line

mts

In reply to by isa (not verified)

Wed, 09/25/2019 - 21:43 Permalink

Hi,

If you are looking to switch payee, you will have to do that in person. The process will be smooth if you are able to bring all parties involved.

Anonymous (not verified)
Thu, 10/31/2019 - 13:32 Permalink

How do I stop being a payee The person is capable of taking care of there own, business

Ann Kelley (not verified)
Thu, 12/12/2019 - 06:59 Permalink

I've been pay E several years now. And the applicant has no respect for me and yells and fights and gets in trouble with the law and causes me so much pain and suffering and stress anxiety and depression but what am I to do about giving it up

mts

In reply to by Ann Kelley (not verified)

Thu, 12/12/2019 - 17:33 Permalink

Hi,

That is an unfortunate situation to be in. To switch payee usually requires an appointment at the SSA office. Because they have a representative payee, the SSA has determined that they do not have the ability to watch over the money themselves. It may be helpful for you to have another potential payee in mind.

Anonymous (not verified)
Thu, 12/12/2019 - 07:20 Permalink

How do I stop being representative payee for my Step son, i'm nearly 70 years old and i'm having alot of health problems, Like-C.O.P.D.-Pancytopenia (CMS-HCC)

Type 2 diabetes mellitus, without long-term current use of insulin (CMS-HCC)

Cirrhosis of liver without ascites (CMS-HCC)

COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) (CMS-HCC)

Acute kidney injury superimposed on CKD (CMS-HCC)

Iron deficiency anemia

Morbid obesity (CMS-HCC)

Lower extremity edema

Nocturia

And i'd like to know where to go or what to do...Thank you

rsg

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Fri, 12/13/2019 - 13:47 Permalink

Hi There,

You can do so at an SSA office (make an appointment first by calling 1-800-772-1213!). I'd be bring your Social Security card and a picture ID. If you have someone in mind to be the new payee, have them come as well with their Social Security card and ID. If not, the SSA can assign someone. Your son may also need to go as well if possible.

Lori (not verified)
Wed, 12/18/2019 - 22:24 Permalink

If I am currently a gentleman’s representative payee and he was recently put in long time care, can I drop being his representative payee?

mts

In reply to by Lori (not verified)

Thu, 12/19/2019 - 17:31 Permalink

Hi,

If you would like to stop being a representative payee, you will have to contact the SSA office. The best way to do that is to bring in all parties involved, but that is not always possible. The SSA assigns a payee because they believe that that individual should not be taking care of their own money. If that status has not changed, then a new payee will be assigned.

Barbara Wells (not verified)
Mon, 12/30/2019 - 19:35 Permalink

Can I close out his checking account that is in my name and give him the money. Because I no longer want to be his payee

mts

In reply to by Barbara Wells (not verified)

Thu, 01/02/2020 - 16:50 Permalink

Hi Barbara,

Since he has a representative payee, the SSA has decided that it would be better if someone else was to handle the money. To switch payees you will have to make an appointment with your local SSA office. This would be best if both parties are there. If the determination is made that he is unable to care for his own money, there will be a new payee assigned.

DarrenEnders (not verified)
Wed, 01/22/2020 - 07:00 Permalink

I like to be my own payee today please reply to my message soon as possible

Anonymous (not verified)
Wed, 02/05/2020 - 17:03 Permalink

If I stay In north Carolina and my mom has been my payee now that im moving to Louisiana what should I do to be my own payee

mts

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Fri, 02/07/2020 - 14:37 Permalink

Hi,

To change yourself to the payee start by making an appointment with your local SSA office. They will be able to help you switch to yourself of find a new payee.

Ricky (not verified)
Sat, 02/15/2020 - 20:37 Permalink

What if I can't find a payee

CM

In reply to by Ricky (not verified)

Fri, 03/06/2020 - 11:19 Permalink

Hi Ricky,

If you cannot find a family member or close friend to be your payee then a qualified organization may act as a Social Security Representative Payee.

CM

In reply to by Ricky (not verified)

Fri, 03/06/2020 - 11:19 Permalink

Hi Ricky,

If you cannot find a family member or close friend to be your payee then a qualified organization may act as a Social Security Representative Payee.

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