Ed Doonan
October 8, 2019


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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...
Ed Doonan
September 5, 2019


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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...
Ed Doonan
August 13, 2019


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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...
Ed Doonan
July 11, 2019


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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...
Ed Doonan
June 4, 2019


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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...

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...
Ed Doonan
March 25, 2019


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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...
Ed Doonan
April 24, 2018


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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...