January 2020 

Our association is dedicated to helping our members prepare for audits and reviews by developing best practices to adopt. During our monthly telephone conference calls best practices will be discussed and copies of recommended best practices will be provide to members each month. Some of the best practices identified will deal with client relations, account […]

December 2019 

cialis precio farmacia españa, cialis generico en farmacias, cialis sin receta Our association conducts monthly telephone conference training calls dedicated to establishing best practices for agencies to follow. The organization also provides no cost consulting to members when dealing with specific issues. Membership dues for 2020 are the same as have been for the past […]

November 2019 

viagra femenino, viagra generico precio, comprar viagra online The Social Security Administration is now contacting with the National Disability Rights Network to conduct payee reviews. This was established by law. It is important for payee organizations to remember that our responsibility is to determine what is ‘needed’ by the client. The Disability Rights Network advocates […]

Social Security numbers and HIPPA 

It is generally understood that Social Security numbers are considered private information. However, there are many more identifiers that are considered to be covered under the Health Insurance Portability and Accounting Act.  Representative Payee’s are covered under this law. Some of the other identifiers covered include: Full or last name and initial Addresses, including e-mail […]

Social Security Administration Reviews 

As we have discussed in previous BLOGS the SSA has adopted a new system of reviews in accordance with the Strengthening Protections for Social Security Beneficiaries Act of 2018. Our members are reporting some of the important issues covered during the reviews: Contact with client Account titling: On Bank statement Agency Federal Fiduciary (type of […]

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 […]