A Representative Payee is appointed when an individual receives benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA) but is unable to manage his or her own funds. SSA usually looks for a Payee among the beneficiary’s family or friends. But for many beneficiaries, this traditional network of support is not available. In these cases, CoG is authorized by SSA to serve as Payee for beneficiaries who do not have a trusted family member or friend to manage their benefits.
CoG is not currently accepting new Representative Payee clients UNLESS
we are otherwise serving the client in another legal role
if the client is a resident of a residential care community that is under contract with CoG
for Representative Payee Services.
Who May Need A Representative Payee?
- Any SSDI or SSI beneficiary who:
Is under the age of 18, OR
- Found by a court to be legally incompetent, OR
- Is unable to manage his or her benefits due to mental illness, substance abuse problems, chronic homelessness, and/or other conditions that limit his or her capacity to manage money responsibly.