We send an annual representative recipient report to recipients who are required to complete the report. Beneficiaries under the age of 18 must complete the paper version. Individual beneficiaries who are 18 years of age or older can complete it online by logging into their Social Security account. No, unless you are a qualified organizational beneficiary who has been requested and approved in writing by SSA to charge a fee. SSA never authorizes an individual beneficiary to charge a fee for its beneficiary services. The SSA may authorize certain types of organizations to charge a fee on a recipient`s monthly payment for the provision of representative services to recipients if they are legally authorized to do so, have submitted an application, and have been approved in writing by SSA. To qualify as a service recipient fee, your organization must: The Social Security Representative Payment Program manages the payment of benefits for our beneficiaries who are unable to manage their Social Security or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments. We designate an appropriate representative beneficiary (beneficiary) to manage payments on behalf of beneficiaries. In general, we are looking for family or friends to serve as beneficiaries.
If friends or family members are unable to act as beneficiaries, we look for qualified organizations. We also offer the possibility to designate up to three people in advance who could act as beneficiaries for you if necessary. If you are concerned that someone you know may not be able to manage or direct the administration of their services, please call us at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) to make an appointment to discuss your concerns. In addition, we can select each beneficiary for an educational visit and beneficiary verification. For more information, see Representative beneficiary reviews and educational visits by the protection and advocacy system. A recipient must use the benefits to the best of his or her discretion in the best interest of the recipient. This table of contents is a navigation tool that is processed from the titles in the legal text of Federal Register documents. This repetition of titles to internal navigation links has no substantial legal effect. A beneficiary acts on behalf of the beneficiary. A recipient is responsible for all matters relating to the services that a capable beneficiary would do for himself. SSA encourages beneficiaries to go beyond simple financial management and actively participate in the life of the beneficiary.
Here are the necessary obligations of a beneficiary. Information about this document as published in the Federal Register. While these recipient groups are no longer required to complete the recipient`s representative annual report, all recipients are responsible for keeping records of how payments are issued or stored and for making all records available for audit at SSA`s request. This document was published in the Federal Register. Use the linked PDF in the sidebar of the document for the official electronic format. Once you have completed your accounting update, you will receive a confirmation number for reference. We keep this information on file for 30 days for your review. The law states that most minor children and all legally incapable adults must have beneficiaries. In all other situations, adult beneficiaries are presumed to be able to administer benefits.
However, if there is evidence to the contrary, SSA may gather evidence and determine that a representative beneficiary should be designated. You must be at least 18 years old to complete the representative beneficiary`s accounting report online. If you are under 18 years of age and a representative beneficiary, you must complete the paper “Representative Beneficiary Report” form that you received by mail and return it to the address indicated on the form. Recipients of the organization`s representatives can complete their recipient representative report online through Business Services Online. We estimate that it will take about 15 minutes to read the instructions, gather the facts and answer questions. For more information, see the Red Tape Reduction Act. The most important thing is that the money must be used in the best interest of the recipient. Your first priority is to ensure that the recipient`s current needs are met, as this includes food, shelter, medical care, and other things for their comfort. If there is money left over once these needs are met, you can spend the money on things that improve the recipient`s daily living conditions or provide better medical care. You can also use the remaining money to pay off the beneficiary`s debt.
However, SSA approval is required if the beneficiary is also a creditor. It is important that you spend the money wisely and in the best interest of the recipient. Save the remaining balance on behalf of the beneficiary. If you use “dedicated account” funds for anything other than the eligible expenses of the “dedicated account” fund, even if you spend them on other needs of the child, you will have to reimburse SSA of your own funds an amount equal to what you spent. A power of attorney is a legal proceeding in which a person gives a third party the power to make certain transactions for that person. It does not restrict the rights of individuals and, as a general rule, does not grant the third party the right to manage the individual`s assets. It generally does not make a statement about the person`s abilities or qualifications and is not recognized by the Department of Finance for the purposes of negotiating federal payments, including Social Security examinations or SSIs.