6 Steps to apply for Social Security Disability
SSI Child Disability Starter Kit (for children under age 18)
Adult Disability Starter Kit(for children age 18 or older)
Reviewing your Disability Publication # 10068
How Social Security decides if you are still disabled # 10053
Social Security Representative Payee
What a payee does for you
Your payee receives your monthly benefits and must use the money to pay for your current needs, including:
• Housing and utilities;
• Medical and dental expenses;
• Personal care items;
• Clothing; and
• Rehabilitation expenses (if you’re disabled).
After paying those expenses, your payee can use the rest of the money to do things like pay any past-due bills you may have
or give you spending money. If there’s money left, your payee should save it for you.
Your payee must keep accurate records of how they spend your money. Your payee must also regularly report this information to Social Security. Social Security will mail your payee a form once a year. Your payee can either fill out the form and mail it to Social Security or go online at www.socialsecurity.gov/payee to file the report.
If you live in an institution such as a nursing home or hospital, your payee should pay the cost of your care and provide money for your personal needs READ MORE
Resources for Representative & Payees
Form SSA 1696 Appoint a Representative (Apparently not Payee)
Business Services Online
The Business Services Online Suite of Services allows organizations, businesses, individuals, employers, attorneys, non-attorneys representing Social Security claimants, and third-parties to exchange information with Social Security securely over the internet. You must register and create your own password to access Business Services Online.
Internet Representative Payee Accounting Service
Allows individual and organization representatives to file their Representative Payee Report electronically. This includes the following:
- Form SSA-623 for Individual Representative Payee
- Form SSA-6230 for parents, stepparents and grandparents with minor children in custody
- Form SSA-6234 for Representative Payee organizations
Allows submission and printing of the appropriate representative payee accounting forms and allows downloading submitted forms for up to 30 days after submission.
Representative Payee – From Social Security Handbook
Entering the Community after Incarceration # 10504
What prisoners need to know # 10133