Representative Payee Services
The Arc Kent County offers Representative Payee Services. This program has been part of our services for more than 25 years. Representative Payee Services will manage benefits by paying living expenses from a month's budget with the benefits social security (SS), supplemental security (SSI), or social security disability (SSDI) income. Social Security Administration
Organizational Representative Responsibilities
As representative payee The Arc Kent County is responsible for managing, documenting and reporting the use of all funds they receive as payee. In accordance with Social Security Administration (SSA) and best practice The Arc Kent County will gather all necessary information and legal documentation required to become Rep Payee and meet with the beneficiary/guardian to create a monthly budget.
SSA appoints representative payees to manage Social Security benefits ONLY. There are limits including but not limited to medical decisions, binding beneficiary funds, sign legal documents.
The Arc Kent County Rep Payee Best Practice
The Arc Kent County will teat all individuals served with dignity and respect and when able will provide education on money management, support alternatives to expensive purchases and affordable and safe housing options.