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If someone receives ssi Disabillity, what is the purpose of having a payee?

Asked by fedupwitcaddys (417points) May 25th, 2009

why does someone receiving ssi Disabillity need a payee? my son has been receiving it ever since he was 12 or 13 because of Attention Deficit Disorder and he has had behavior issues when he was in school. he is 18 now but not a responcible person at all. he rattles my nerves ALOT and i wish he could get his own place but im afraid he will spend his money on weed, liquor and stupid stuff and end up on the street. i was just curious, do you think Disabillity would allow him to get his own check if he will put in a request. or would i have to continue to be his payee and take care of him? because its some days i feel like i cant put up with his sh*t any longer.

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MacBean's avatar

…but im afraid he will spend his money on weed, liquor and stupid stuff and end up on the street.

If I had to take a guess, I’d say that’s the answer to your question.

whatthefluther's avatar

From what I’ve been told by someone receiving SSI disability, to circumvent the need for a payee, a physician will need to complete a form stating that the recipient is capable of attending to his own affairs. If he has any drug convictions, the payee requirement can not be circumvented. I assisted a friend with some SSI matters and recall they had a web site and 800 number. You can directly address your inquiry there. Good luck to you. See ya…wtf

Midknight's avatar

Take some good advice on SSI. When you want to push the basic rules and guidelines you can easily find yourself receiving a letter {sometimes with a bill for “overpayment”} stating in their opinion you are now able to work and you will probably have to hire a lawyer to get it reinstated. Make a deal for him to move out and pay his rent and utility bills and see how fast he comes back home anyway. From my experience you are stuck with him either way.

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