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?

nikki (not verified)
Mon, 07/25/2016 - 21:54 Permalink

I applied to be my sons new payee on July 18th. When will he receive his 1st check as me as the payee?

vmw

In reply to by nikki (not verified)

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 11:48 Permalink
Hi Nikki, in most cases, when you change payees, your next check will be sent to your new payee. In rare cases, the process may take a bit longer, but seldomly takes more than a month to change your payee.
mark fortunato (not verified)
Tue, 08/02/2016 - 15:39 Permalink

i have a rep payee, AND I HAVE BEEN IN CONTROL OF MY OWN AFFAIRS AND CHECKING ACCOUNT. AS FAR BACK AS I CAN REMEMBER I HAVE BEEN RESPONSIBLE FOR WRITE, ETC ETC CHECKS BALANCING MY ACCOUNT/MONEY'S. ALONG WITH PAYING MY OWN BILLS ETC ETC... SO WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO TO BE MY OWN REP PAYEE!!

Bryan

In reply to by mark fortunato (not verified)

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 16:13 Permalink

Hi Mark,
You may want to contact the SSA with this information, as they may help you with becoming your own payee if possible.

Matt (not verified)
Fri, 08/12/2016 - 19:26 Permalink

My great aunt was my great uncles payee for 15 years and She passed away on June 5 2016. After her death my uncle received notification his benefits were suspended until a another rep payee was appointed.Concerned of his well being I went to SSA local office with him and applied to be his rep. After two long months of no benefits today I receive a check in the mail. I no longer want to be his payee and we no longer even have contact with each other. What do I do with the benefits I received?

Bryan

In reply to by Matt (not verified)

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 10:59 Permalink

Hi Matt, I would contact the SSA and let them know that you wish to no longer be your great uncle's payee, they can advise you as to what you need to do with the check.

Timothy (not verified)
Sun, 08/14/2016 - 10:31 Permalink

My daughter just turn 19 social security deny her but I'm still recieving benefits on a appeal... Can I still terminated the appeal case if they approved another payee

Bryan

In reply to by Timothy (not verified)

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 11:01 Permalink

Hi Timothy,
I'm not sure, but your daughter may not be eligible for benefits based off of your work record or income and resources.

Anonymous (not verified)
Mon, 08/29/2016 - 11:00 Permalink

How do i stop being somrones payee. I am very ill.

Bryan

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Mon, 08/29/2016 - 13:54 Permalink

Hi there,
I'm sorry to hear about that! You can contact the SSA at 1-800-772-1213 and they can reassign a payee.

anonymous (not verified)
Mon, 08/29/2016 - 17:16 Permalink

My daughter is her husband's payee for his SSI. Due to abuse she wants to stop being his payee and leave him. How would she do that?

Bryan

In reply to by anonymous (not verified)

Wed, 08/31/2016 - 10:25 Permalink

Hi There,
I'm sorry to hear about that!
She can do that by contacting the SSI and informing them that she no longer wishes to be his payee.

Renee (not verified)
Wed, 08/31/2016 - 11:36 Permalink

DSS is my sons guardian at the moment. He has been back in my home since July 29th how can I change his payee to me? His worker told me to just go file an application yet, I have been reading a lot of different things like having a letter from court stating he is in my custody?

Bryan

In reply to by Renee (not verified)

Wed, 08/31/2016 - 13:48 Permalink

Hi Renee,
Generally the SSA will assign a representative payee for someone who needs one, regardless of custody. It may be a good idea to contact the SSA to find out their exact criteria, and it also may be a good idea to find someone that you trust who would be able and willing to be a payee as well, in case there is any trouble assigning yourself as the payee.

DG (not verified)
Sat, 09/03/2016 - 14:07 Permalink

I AM A PAYEE FOR FRIEND BUT HE HAS BECOME NOT ONLY VERBALLY ABUSIVE BUT HE IS ALSO VERY DESTRUCTIVE. I DO NOT WANT TO BE HIS PAYEE ANY LONGER. ISN'T THERE A WAY ONLINE TO FILL THE FORMS OUT RATHER THAN GO INTO AN OFFICE. I DO NOT WANT TO JEOPARDIZE MY JOB

Bryan

In reply to by DG (not verified)

Tue, 09/06/2016 - 09:30 Permalink

Hi DG,
You may want to contact the SSA by phone, they can best advise you how to have another payee assigned for your friend.

Patricia I … (not verified)
Mon, 09/05/2016 - 10:49 Permalink

My question is I am the payee for my daughter but her father is trying to take that away from me cuz he wants her money I use the money for her school clothes shoes food and a roof over her head how do I stop him

Bryan

In reply to by Patricia I … (not verified)

Tue, 09/06/2016 - 12:03 Permalink

Hi Patricia,
it may be a good idea to contact the SSA with the information about what is going on, they may not reassign a payee who is using the beneficiary's monthly benefits correctly.

Anonymous (not verified)
Mon, 09/05/2016 - 14:35 Permalink

I have been my brothers payee and he was provided housing in another town. The place he lives is not good and I have made ever attempt to get him close to me where i can keep an eye on him and secure better housing due drug use and his being taken advantage of. I have taken with the agency who provided him housing with no help.What can I do?

Bryan

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Tue, 09/06/2016 - 12:04 Permalink

Hi there,
You may want to contact the housing authority in your state, they may have programs available for your brother depending on his condition.

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