Social Security Administration and Protection and Advocacy reviews. 

This year there has been a change in the way that audits, particularly for fee for service organizations are being conducted. If you organization is contacted to conduct a review require that all requests be made in writing. It is also not unreasonable to require a two week scheduling notice. Once the names have been […]

Social Security Administration and HR 4547 

Strengthening protections for Social Security Beneficiaries Act of 2018 The law requires that the Commissioner of the Social Security Administration make annual grants in the amount of no less than $25,000,000 directly to the State Protection and Advisory groups. The law allows State P&As to: Conduct all periodic onsite reviews and additional discretionary reviews Develop […]

Social Security Administration and Escheated Funds 

The Social Security Administration has established procedures for returning funds rightfully due to them. However, often a beneficiary dies and has no known relatives nor estate to claim those funds. Each individual State has a law establishing the procedures to follow disbursing those funds. The funds need to be escheated in accordance with state law.  […]

SSA Criteria for receiving Fees for Service 

Only qualified organizations service as a payee may participate in the Fee-for-Service (FFS) program. The field office authorizes the organization to collect a fee for providing representative payee services. Authorized organizations must meet all the criteria defined in the Social Security Act and SSA regulations.   The regulations are set forth in the Social Security’s Program […]

Social Security and Organizational Representative Payees 

On April 13, 2018 the Strengthening Protections for Social Security Beneficiaries Act of 2018 became law. The law directs state Protection and Advocacy (P&A) system organization to conduct all (emphasis added) periodic onsite reviews along with additional discretionary reviews. In addition, the P&A’s will conduct educational visits and conduct reviews based on allegations they receive […]

2018 Member Survey 

We are trying to determine the various vendors members use for their services. See the attached survey and return as soon as possible.2018 Servicess survey