Representative Payee for SSI or Social Security

Representative Payee

A representative payee is a person appointed by the United States Social Security Administration to take care of another person’s Social Security payments.  The person appointed to be the representative payee will be responsible for paying the other person’s living expenses.  The United States Social Security Administration must be contacted to have a representative payee appointed.  If the person who needs to have a representative payee appointed is a veteran of the armed services, the United States Veterans Administration must also be contacted.