DRC-NH is pleased to announce its new Representative Payee Project. DRC-NH will now conduct periodic representative payee reviews and educational visits on behalf of the Social Security Administration. DRC-NH will review both organizational and individual representative payees, selected either through direct assignment from Social Security or at DRC-NH’s discretion. The program was created as part of the Strengthening Protections for Social Security Beneficiaries Act of 2018, which requires each state’s Protection and Advocacy agency to review the funds allocated to each beneficiary, ensuring that they are being used appropriately and in the best interest of the beneficiary.
The Representative Payee project will ensure certain Social Security beneficiaries are protected from financial exploitation and other abuses. The new project serves those whose benefit payments are made to a third party, or representative payee, because the beneficiaries are minors or otherwise unable to manage their own benefits.
Representative payee reviews will consist of an interview with the representative payee and a review of the financial records for the requested beneficiary or beneficiaries served. Reviews will also include a home visit and interview of each beneficiary included in the review and an interview with legal guardians and other third parties, when applicable. Please visit,“Representative Payee Site Reviews Conducted By Protection and Advocacy System,” for more detailed information about the Project.
Please help us to share information about this Project with your department, stakeholders, representative payees and/or beneficiaries. If you have concerns regarding a representative payee, please contact our office at (603) 228-0432 or (800) 834-1721.