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Hi there,

Hi there,
You may want to contact your local SSA office, you find a listing of them here:
http://www.disability-benefits-help.org/content/social-security-disabili...

Jennifer
How can you stop being a

How can you stop being a payee for someone

Hi Jennifer,

Hi Jennifer,
You may want to contact your local SSA office regarding this, you can find a listing of them here:
http://www.disability-benefits-help.org/content/social-security-disabili...

Sheila aparicio cruz
I have be an the payee for my

I have be an the payee for my cousin and I just found out I will no linger be living her area and I need to see about coming off her payee

Hi Sheila,

Hi Sheila,

You have to go to your local SSA office and let me know.

Best Wishes,
Eric

Laura
I'm leaving state and I&

I'm leaving state and I'm a payee to now my ex husband... What do I do

Hi Laura,

Hi Laura,

I would contact the SSA to see if the payee can be changed. Their number is 1-800-77-1213.

Don
When rep payee is changed to

When rep payee is changed to a new one, can remaining funds be transferred directly to the new payee?

Hi Don,

Hi Don,
While you may want to contact your local SSA office about transferring funds, you may be able to do so.

Tina
He in Indiana and I'm in

He in Indiana and I'm in Chicago he get all his money and I'm not getting any what should I do.

Hi Tina,

Hi Tina,

I would recommend speaking to someone at the SSA regarding your situation. 1-800-772-1213.

-Eric

Amy Naglowsky
I want my husband to become

I want my husband to become my repayee because she isnt giving me any money for rent or anything

Hi Amy,

Hi Amy,
I would contact the SSA at 1-800-772-1213 about this matter.

Anonymous
How can i take my name off as

How can i take my name off as payee so how can i do it

Hello,

Hello,

You have to go to your local SSA office and let them know.
Best Wishes,
Eric

Julie larez
How can i get my money from a

How can i get my money from a payee person so i can be in control of my money

Hi Julie,

Hi Julie,

You would have to schedule an appointment with your local SSA office to see if you would be able to that.

Best Wishes
Eric

D. Lewis
I'm 32 Years old and I&

I'm 32 Years old and I'm currently on ssi. My mom is my payee, but I haven't seen one dime of my benefits. I think my mom is stealing my benefits. I ask her about it, and she thinks I'm crazy. And I'm tired of being bullied by my dad about how I spend my money. What should I do?

Hello,

Hello,

I am so sorry to hear that. I would recommend calling the SSA at 1-800-772-1213 and notifying them of your situation.

Best of Luck,
Eric

Artie hancock
Can I be my payee of me and

Can I be my payee of me and my little girl

Hi Artie,

Hi Artie,
You may be able to do so, however if you have a payee already for yourself, then you may be required to have one for your child.

Anonymous
My 16 year old step daughter.

My 16 year old step daughter. She only been living her for 8month Butt now she think that her ssi check should be only her. She told me the other day she was taking 200 and remove her father name can she do that

Jenny
I have been my boyfriends

I have been my boyfriends representative payee for the past year. Well, he was arrested a couple of months ago for domestic battery against me, and now I have a permanent injunction against him. What should I do as far as removing myself as his representative payee? He is still incarcerated. He went to jail with his card on him.

Hi Jenny,

Hi Jenny,

I am so sorry to hear that. You would have to schedule an appointment at your local SSA office to stop being his payee.

Best,
Eric

Agatha Stewart
I have read each of the

I have read each of the questions and comments on this site because it is time that a new representative payee be found for my daughter with a mental disability. Although it can be very beneficial for relatives of SSDI recipients to be payees, it is all too easy for them to be emotionally manipulated. An outside, disinterested person with no emotional ties is really the best option. That is my experience and wanted to share with those coming looking for answers to very difficult situations.

Hi Agatha,

Hi Agatha,
Thank you for sharing! It's important to make sure that a representative payee will use the money for the beneficiary.

Anonymous
I am a representive payee for

I am a representive payee for my 2 kids ..One has Austim and the other ADHD.I no longer want to be a representative payee, I want to stop it.I don't want another person to be their representative payee .i want to get out..I want to work and buy them what they need and provide for them..I don't want no help at all..What do I have to do to get out? CAN SOMEBODY HELP ME?

Hello,

Hello,
You would have to schedule an appointment at your local SSA office to stop being their payee.
Best,
Eric

Anonymous
I have two kids with

I have two kids with disability and went to jail for 12 days and on probation for 3 years. And I'm a representative payee for my kids.And a misdemeanor, Will that affect my kids benefit? AND what can happen to me? I need answer..

Hello,

Hello,

I would recommend speaking to someone from the SSA regarding your unique case.

-Eric

Lisa anderson
My disabled person is

My disabled person is extremely abusuve

Hi Lisa,

Hi Lisa,

I am sorry to hear that. If you wish to stop being their representative payee you will have to schedule an appointment at your local SSA office and notify them.

Best,
Eric

Cherie Johnson
I've been a rep payee

I've been a rep payee for my son, he is 21 now and moved out yesterday June 4th, 2017 and I would no longer like to be his payee

Hi Cherie,

Hi Cherie,

You would have to schedule an appointment at your local SSA office to stop being his payee.

-Eric

Dk
Can a payee sign over payee

Can a payee sign over payee status to another person without the check recipients permission? If said payee doesnt want to do it anymore?

Hello,

Hello,

The SSA determines who can be a payee or not. I would recommend speaking to someone there regarding your matter. 1-800-772-1213.

-Eric

John Fizg
Hello Guys,

Hello Guys,

i have a mother that i have been her payee for 2 years. After on eyear at her apartment, she allowedc someone enter her apt letting that person take advantage of her. So then i put her in a room and board place where food is cooked daily and what not, all for a fixed monthly rent. However, she would leave days at a time sometimes and i would find her near her old neighborhood living on the streets. I would take her back to the room and board and would tell her this is home and what not. Well after about a year, of on and off leaving the place, she has left and i am not sure where she is anymore. I think she just wants to live completely independent away from the everything. What do i do now? How can i get off her representative payee status.

Thanks in advance

Hi John,

Hi John,
I'm sorry to hear about that! You may want to contact your local SSA office about changing your payee status, you can find a listing of them here:
http://www.disability-benefits-help.org/content/social-security-disabili...

Ghie
My soon to be exhusband is

My soon to be exhusband is receiving SSI and he applied benefits for our baby. He is the payee. Our divorce was filed and we moved out when the baby was 2mons for safety reason. My baby now is 6mons old and his father refused to support and help. Is it possible that I can be a payee (mother). My baby is with all these time and his father the one receiving the money. i can't work full time because I am taking care of my baby and paying all the bills (baby's need, car rent). We got help from kind friends and distant relatives. We went to SS office Vallejo and the rep there said. I need proof that my baby is with me. He said the medical doctor records, mediCal that my baby my name, process divorced, tax that i claimed my baby, ids not enough. Need to wait for the court order - full custody that I have my baby with me. It is so sad that it will take time in the court. He emphasized with me but can't help at all.

Hi Ghie,

Hi Ghie,
I'm sorry to hear about that! Hang in there!

Ghie
My soon to be exhusband is

My soon to be exhusband is receiving SSI and he applied benefits for our baby. He is the payee. Our divorce was filed and we moved out when the baby was 2mons for safety reason. My baby now is 6mons old and his father refused to support and help. Is it possible that I can be a payee (mother). My baby is with all these time and his father the one receiving the money. i can't work full time because I am taking care of my baby and paying all the bills (baby's need, car rent). We got help from kind friends and distant relatives. We went to SS office Vallejo and the rep there said. I need proof that my baby is with me. He said the medical doctor records, mediCal that my baby my name, process divorced, tax that i claimed my baby, ids not enough. Need to wait for the court order - full custody that I have my baby with me. It is so sad that it will take time in the court. He emphasized with me but can't help at all.

Hi Ghie,

Hi Ghie,
I'm sorry to hear about that! Hang in there.

Dorothy Shieldsi
I no longer wish to. Be my

I no longer wish to. Be my daughters representative what forms do ki need to fill out from so tal security disability

Hi Dorothy,

Hi Dorothy,

You would have to schedule an appointment at your local SSA office.

-Eric

Christine
My cousin is having problems

My cousin is having problems his grandpal is his payee and he should have gotten his money on the 1st of this month, but his papal said no he ain't putgin no money on his card cause he said he will spend it all in 3 days or something like that, and kyle all ready has 4,000 save up in the bank but its in his grandpal bank account its not in kyle name or account. He so upset cause his grandpal won't put his 1st of the month money on his card so how can I help him.

Hi Christine,

Hi Christine,

Kyle can go down to his local SSA and request to have his representative payee changed.

-Eric

Regen
Hi Bryan,

Hi Bryan,

I'm late-middle aged and I receive the type of social security that was described to me as the lesser of the two because I had not worked enough during my lifetime so far.

My relative (half my age) has been my payee. She wants to relinquish that responsibility. I've been a very difficult person to deal with as I have ADHD, bipolar, amongst other things and it's been flaring up for quite some time. I pay the bills I'm supposed to pay but oftentimes I will buy things compulsively like clothing or books and tell myself it's educational material. I do this to my detriment. (I keep the debit card for logistical reasons).

It feels like a real mess. Communication has broken down. I left a message that I hoped she/he would contact social security and just do what I stated above as it's stressing me out. My own behavior+his/her frustration+needing help. But haven't heard back. Plus my relative is semi-famous and incredibly busy and I really want him/her to be free of it.

Is it possible for her to inform social security she relinquishes these duties, period? Because I called them about seven months ago and asked if they could help me find a new payee, the man said they would get back to me, and they haven't. I'm very fearful of calling them again. I have a fear of phone calls and mail in general but social security seems terribly mysterious and impenetrable. And just scary.

I wrote more than I intended but I've needed to ask about this and am very solitary. Thanks if you respond. It was nice just to type it out.

Hi Regen,

Hi Regen,
Thanks for getting in touch! Your relative can relinquish the responsibility of being your payee, however you may need to assign another one. You may want to reach out to another relative that you trust who would be better able to work with you as a payee.

Lorrie
I don't want to be my

I don't want to be my son's rep payee any longer. He is 30 and threatens me daily. I have been to social security several times and they are no help. They say they don't assign new payees. They say it's my responsibility to get him a new payee. They say if I take myself off as payee, his checks will stop and he will be homeless. I have no one willing to take this over. I am at my wits end.

Hi Lorrie,

Hi Lorrie,

Sorry to hear that. You can go to your local SSA office and let them know and the SSA can assign someone else.

-Eric

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