SSA's Representative Payee Program
The Social Security Administration’s Representative Payee program is an important program for ensuring that older adults who can no longer manage their finances have someone trustworthy and competent to do it for them.
As the population ages and the prevalence of cognitive challenges among the older adult population increases, the Rep Payee program will become even more critical and will play an important role in preventing elder financial abuse.
Justice in Aging has created a series of Fact Sheets about Social Security’s Representative Payee program and ways it can be improved. Fact Sheet for Consumers, What is a Social Security Representative Payee and how are they chosen? provides an overview of the basics of the program for consumers and other lay audiences.