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

stella johnson (not verified)
Thu, 01/17/2019 - 15:34 Permalink

what if still want me but don't want to be his payee

Anonymous (not verified)
Mon, 01/21/2019 - 12:54 Permalink

How do I stop being my brother's payee, it's too stressful?

rsg

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 15:04 Permalink

Hi There,

If your brother goes to an SSA office, he can change his payee. If he has someone new in mind, he should bring thing (the new payee should have a photo id and Social Security card). If he does not have someone new in mind, the SSA can appoint someone.

dorothy scott (not verified)
Wed, 01/30/2019 - 17:26 Permalink

want to change being a payee for clint gullage to his mother diane dobbins

rsg

In reply to by dorothy scott (not verified)

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 14:36 Permalink

Hi Dorothy,

He and his mother will need to go to their local SSA office to change a payee. His mom should bring a photo ID and her Social Security card with her to help speed up the process.

Linda Clark (not verified)
Tue, 03/26/2019 - 21:38 Permalink

I don’t want to a repetitive for my son .

Eric

In reply to by Linda Clark (not verified)

Wed, 03/27/2019 - 16:28 Permalink

Hi Linda,

If you don't wish to you a representative payee for your son, you should notify the SSA at your local office. A SSA rep will assign another person to do so.

joi jolly (not verified)
Sun, 04/07/2019 - 17:37 Permalink

I have been someone payee for 6 years I think he can handle his money so I need to be off his checks

rsg

In reply to by joi jolly (not verified)

Mon, 04/08/2019 - 15:39 Permalink

Hi Joi Jolly,

The person you are a payee for can do to the SSA and change his payee to himself. It has to be done in person.

Gail Heilman (not verified)
Wed, 06/19/2019 - 15:39 Permalink

I need to stop being Casandra payee. How do I do that

Eric

In reply to by Gail Heilman (not verified)

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 16:59 Permalink

Hi Gail,

If you wish to stop being someone's payee then you need to go to your local SSA office to so. Someone at the SSA will assign another payee to her.

Michale (not verified)
Fri, 07/05/2019 - 06:31 Permalink

I don’t want to represent paypee what’s should I do my mom can manage her money

mts

In reply to by Michale (not verified)

Fri, 07/05/2019 - 14:03 Permalink

Hi,

To switch the payee you should visit your local SSA office. The process will be even smoother if both you and your mother are present at the appointment.

Anonymous (not verified)
Sat, 07/20/2019 - 23:41 Permalink

I am a payee for my cousin and I'm moving out of town for a new job and my cousin has a warrant for his arrest how can i stop being his payee?

rsg

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Fri, 07/26/2019 - 11:07 Permalink

Hi There,

I believe you can be removed as the payee and have a new one appointed by visiting your local SSA office. I'd call ahead to make an appointment. You can also call the SSA at 1-800-772-1213 to find out more information about the process.

Ronald M Heskett (not verified)
Fri, 08/30/2019 - 08:46 Permalink

I was my daughters payee for approx 1 year. She has borderline personality disorder and has impulsive behavior. She started giving me a very hard time about always wanting more money so I turned the payee over to the state. She has been really good now for approx 5 months and is begging me to once again be her payee. I am willing to give it a try. Since I was her payee before how do I become her payee again? The bank told me I just need a statement from you to get things going.

rsg

In reply to by Ronald M Heskett (not verified)

Fri, 08/30/2019 - 11:51 Permalink

Hi Ronald,

You can become her payee by visiting your local SSA office. Your daughter will have to go with you. You'll need your Social Security card and a valid picture ID. I'd suggest you also make an appointment before going!

Anynomos (not verified)
Wed, 09/04/2019 - 20:08 Permalink

I been my sons representative payee for a very long time.Im a situation that is out of my hands and I have become ill.How do I remove myself from being his representative payee and what all do I have to do?

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?

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