Representative Payee

Social Security's Representative Payment Program provides financial management for the Social Security and SSI payments of our beneficiaries who are incapable of managing their Social Security or SSI payments. If you are concerned that someone you know becomes incapable of managing or directing the management of his or her benefits, please call us at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) to request an appointment to discuss your concerns.

Generally, we look for family or friends to serve as representative payees.

When friends or family are not able to serve as payees, Social Security looks for qualified organizations to be representative payees.

If you are a representative payee, you can complete the Representative Payee Accounting Report online. You must be 18 or older to complete the Representative Payee Accounting Report online. If you are under 18 and a representative payee, you must complete the paper Representative Payee Report form you received in the mail and return it to the address indicated on the form.

Complete your Payee Accounting Online


Additionally, there are individual and organizational representative payee site reviews conducted by Information Systems Network & Corporation (ISN Corporation), a contractor on behalf of the Social Security Administration (SSA).  On behalf of SSA, ISN conducts nationwide site reviews for pre-selected organizational and individual representative payees. For more information see Contractor Conducted Representative Payee Site Reviews.


The Social Security Administration is looking for individuals or organizations who will serve as representative payees for some of our most vulnerable clients. The webinar will explain the basic duties expected of representative payees and how to help fill the critical shortage of payees. Watch our webinar,

Social Security Needs Your Help to Find Good Representative Payees

The Social Security Administration is looking for individuals or organizations who will serve as representative payees for some of our most vulnerable clients. The webinar will explain the basic duties expected of representative payees and how to help fill the critical shortage of payees. Watch our webinar, "Social Security Needs Your Help to Find Good Representative Payees" to learn more about the responsibilities of a representative payee.

Watch the Webinar (previously recorded)