I have been receiving disability for many years, and am required to have a payee. i have tried many of the non profit organizations that social security recommends and even relatives, all to nightmarish ends. I have come to the conclusion that a professional accountant may be well worth the price.
There is no law that prohibits a private business to act as representative payee. However, the payee will likely want to get paid for the services. The payee must first be approved by SSA and file a form SSA-445 to get paid. Contact your local SSA office to ask about hiring a private business or accountant to be your payee.
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Your representative payee may be an individual, such as a relative or friend, or may be a company approved by Social Security. Contact your local office to see who they would approve.
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