“Current needs” are the immediate and reasonably foreseeable essentials for housing, food, clothing, utilities, medical care and insurance, dental care, personal hygiene, education, and the rehabilitation expenses of the disabled beneficiaries.
The representative payee is responsible for knowing and providing for the needs of the beneficiary. Current needs should never be sacrificed to pay other expenses, to conserve or invest funds, or to accumulate funds for a future purpose.
Last Revised: Jul. 29, 2008