SSI Payee Change

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 09/04/2016 - 19:06

I recently became my brothers payee and the last payee canceled the card it was going on so now as of October im his payee but what happens to his September ssi? if the card its going to is turned off where does it go? does he not get it?

Crystal (not verified)
Mon, 03/11/2019 - 07:22 Permalink

If I have a payee can i call the office and try to get her change without her being notified

Richard (not verified)
Thu, 03/28/2019 - 11:09 Permalink

I just went into the SSi office to change payees for i can be my own payee how long is the process tp switch over its been about 2 weeks now

Denise Conyers (not verified)
Mon, 04/22/2019 - 15:23 Permalink

My friend just moved from Texas to Kansas. She wants me to be her new payee. What documents are going to be needed by both her and me to be able to get this done?

rsg

In reply to by Denise Conyers (not verified)

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 16:53 Permalink

Hi Denise,

You both will need to go to your local SSA office to change her payee to you. You'll need your Social Security card and at least one picture form of ID.

jessica bryant (not verified)
Mon, 05/06/2019 - 10:22 Permalink

i want to put my check in my own name

rsg

In reply to by jessica bryant (not verified)

Mon, 05/06/2019 - 15:22 Permalink

Hi Jessica,

To become your own payee, you'll need to do so at your local SSA office. Just know that becoming your own payee can open a new investigation by the SSA to see if you're still eligible for benefits.

Sheila Greer (not verified)
Wed, 05/08/2019 - 09:25 Permalink

Gm, My payee is my husband over me. And how do I get this changed to where I don't have a payee over me?

rsg

In reply to by Sheila Greer (not verified)

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 16:15 Permalink

Hi Sheila,

You can do so at your local SSA office. Just be aware that changing it so that you are your own payee can often trigger the SSA to reevaluate your claim.

Crystal (not verified)
Mon, 05/13/2019 - 15:53 Permalink

Is there a form to change your payee? As I can not find it among all the forms.

rsg

In reply to by Crystal (not verified)

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 15:08 Permalink

Hi Crystal,

You have to change your payee in person at your local SSA office. If possible, have the your new payee go with you and have them bring their Social Security card and a picture ID.

Anonymous (not verified)
Wed, 06/05/2019 - 11:51 Permalink

question, how do I change the payee for ssi, what kind of documentation do I need?

rsg

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 16:26 Permalink

Hi There,

You'll need to do so at your local SSA office. If possible, have your new payee go with you with their Social Security card and a picture form of ID.

Sheena (not verified)
Wed, 06/05/2019 - 12:07 Permalink

How do I report a payee?

Brittney (not verified)
Thu, 06/13/2019 - 22:56 Permalink

If my mom's been my payee and I am know 26 years old does my mom owe me back pay

rsg

In reply to by Brittney (not verified)

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 11:40 Permalink

Hi Brittney,

Back pay is awarded by the SSA. If you were awarded back pay, it would have gone into the account your mother is the payee of.

Kim (not verified)
Sun, 06/16/2019 - 21:18 Permalink

I want to be my own payee I didnt need one in the first place I chose to have one

mts

In reply to by Kim (not verified)

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 16:10 Permalink

Hi Kim,

To switch your payee, you will need to make an appointment with your local SSA office. If possible, bring your current payee with you.

Trish (not verified)
Fri, 07/05/2019 - 06:21 Permalink

I know of someone who has their sister as the payee for her sons. She has to literally beg her for things that her sons need. As far as Lyft rides to their appointments, food, and clothing. What should she do?

mts

In reply to by Trish (not verified)

Fri, 07/05/2019 - 14:06 Permalink

Hi Trish,

To switch the payee, they should make an appointment with the local SSA office and If possible have all parties involved attend the meeting. The SSA will also have a response that is more tailored to that specific situation.

claudia (not verified)
Tue, 07/09/2019 - 02:45 Permalink

hi,
my daughter is 21 she receives ssi and I am her payee, if she gets married will I still be her payee or how does that work?

rsg

In reply to by claudia (not verified)

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 16:21 Permalink

Hi Claudia,

I believe you would still be her payee unless she goes in to change it. Your daughter should also make sure her marriage will not impact her SSI. SSI is based on household income, so once married her spouse's income will be taken into consideration. If it is over the income limit, her benefits may be reduced or stopped.

Amanda (not verified)
Wed, 07/10/2019 - 22:09 Permalink

My 17 year old sons receives ssi and his mom is his payee. He ran away the end of June and has been at our house refusing to go back home. We have filed for change of custody so we can have primary, but this won’t be completed until earliest end of August. Today he asked her if he could come get some clothes and she said no. He asked her if he could have $100 of his ssi money to go buy some clothes and she said no. He wants to call the SSA and ask for a new representative payee. Can he do this if she still legally has custody? She seems to not want to use any of it on him.

mts

In reply to by Amanda (not verified)

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 16:44 Permalink

Hi,

To change your representative payee, contact your local SSA office. They should be able to help especially if you are able to show that the child is not receiving any of the money.

Jimmy lopez (not verified)
Fri, 07/19/2019 - 03:24 Permalink

I get both ssi and disability.And am going to be 28 this year in october.But my mother is my payee and she is also a amputee and in order for me to do anything for my self at the bank my mom has to be present at all times I dont want to keep putting my mother through that.so I want to be able to handle my own money.can I and if so how

Eric

In reply to by Jimmy lopez (not verified)

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 14:51 Permalink

Hi Jimmy,

I would recommend calling ahead to your local SSA office to make an appointment to speak with a representative from there. You can only make any changes to your payee situation in person.

Traci (not verified)
Sat, 07/27/2019 - 15:11 Permalink

My son's father just died recently and he was the payee for my son's check. What do I need to do to become the payee for his money? Please help.

mts

In reply to by Traci (not verified)

Tue, 07/30/2019 - 17:12 Permalink

Hi Traci,

To change your payee you will have to visit your local SSA office. They will be able to help you make the switch.

rachel (not verified)
Tue, 07/30/2019 - 11:50 Permalink

what if I want to change payee because , of being irresponsible of letting know when appointment is his wife withholding mail because say I do not need to take to appointment.show irresponsible and I had to have my mom remake appointment because of this almost lost benefits because of mail being with held from my mom so she can take me to appointment unfortunately it my own brother .and his wife who did this.

rsg

In reply to by rachel (not verified)

Tue, 07/30/2019 - 16:18 Permalink

Hi Rachel,

If you are trying to change your payee, you can do so by going to an SSA office. They can appoint one for you if needed. If you'd like to switch to someone you know, have that person go with you to the SSA office and have their Social Security card and a valid picture ID. Be sure to make an appointment before you go!

Dawn (not verified)
Sun, 08/11/2019 - 19:47 Permalink

I am my daughters payee , she is 5 and disabled. My husband who is her father and I need to switch her payee to him or at least have him added so we can be approved for a house !!! Ik we need to go to the office to do so but will he be added tomorrow or does it take time for him to be approved?

Jay (not verified)
Mon, 08/26/2019 - 21:17 Permalink

How do I change payee for my son if he recently changed household from his mother to his father?

mts

In reply to by Jay (not verified)

Tue, 08/27/2019 - 13:01 Permalink

Hi Jay,

Payee changes are made at your local SSA office. I recommend calling and setting up an appointment. While you are on the phone, ask what you should bring to the meeting. Generally it is helpful to have all parties present at the meeting.

Tammy H (not verified)
Wed, 09/04/2019 - 22:30 Permalink

My 13 yr old step son gets ssi his aunt is his payee how can we have it switched to his father he loves with us full time and she always has excuses when you ask for his money. Or says she needed it and will give it to you when she gets paid

rsg

In reply to by Tammy H (not verified)

Fri, 09/06/2019 - 11:21 Permalink

Hi Tammy,

If you visit an SSA office with your step son you can change his payee. Whoever will be his new payee should also go and have their Social Security card and a picture ID with them. Be sure to make an appointment ahead of time before you go!

Nicholas Cannon (not verified)
Thu, 09/05/2019 - 17:12 Permalink

I am looking forward to changing my payee next Monday. I was wondering if I do that will my upcoming check still go to my original payee on the 1st?

mts

In reply to by Nicholas Cannon (not verified)

Fri, 09/06/2019 - 15:01 Permalink

Hi Nicholas,

Generally the payee is changed for your next pay period. If possible, try to bring your current payee to the appointment. This will help the process go smoothly.

Anonymous (not verified)
Sat, 09/21/2019 - 17:09 Permalink

I just gotten custody of my son from foster care and he has ssi which office I ho to have the payee changed to me

rsg

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Mon, 09/23/2019 - 15:52 Permalink

Hi There,

You should be able to go to you local office. Make sure you have your Social Security card and a picture ID with you!

Gina R (not verified)
Mon, 10/07/2019 - 08:47 Permalink

I moved in with my dad and want to have him as my new payee because we're hours away from my current payee and need to know if i need to be with them when going to the SSA building to do the change?

rsg

In reply to by Gina R (not verified)

Mon, 10/07/2019 - 16:38 Permalink

Hi Gina,

If you and your father go to your local SSA office, you should be able to get your payee switched to your father. Make sure he as his Social Security card and another form of a picture ID. You should also make an appointment before you go.

Kristina (not verified)
Wed, 10/16/2019 - 06:05 Permalink

I was the payee for my husband. We have since separated. I received a check for him in his account. I am wondering how I send it back and how long I have to do it?

CM

In reply to by Kristina (not verified)

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 15:11 Permalink

Hi Kristina,

You should make an appointment at your local SSA office, and you should be able to get your husbands payee switched to the new payee.

Brenda (not verified)
Tue, 10/29/2019 - 10:03 Permalink

I am my brothers payee. He is now able to take care of it himself. I want to be removed as payee. Do I need to go to SS office to get it changed?

rsg

In reply to by Brenda (not verified)

Tue, 10/29/2019 - 15:56 Permalink

Hi Brenda,

Yes you do. Just you and your brother know, the SSA may reevaluate your brother's eligibility since he no longer needs a rep payee.

Wendy Elizondo (not verified)
Thu, 11/14/2019 - 12:07 Permalink

My son is blind gets SSI for last 18 year's it was in my name but my parents went behind my back and got in there Name and they ain't spending it on him I'm in home can I get it back in my name

mts

In reply to by Wendy Elizondo (not verified)

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 16:31 Permalink

Hi Wendy,

You are able to change the payee by going to your local SSA office. I recommend making an appointment and then explain the whole situation to them.

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