If you are a convicted felon then you will not qualify to be a Representative Payee. If the current arrangement is not working due to distance, then perhaps there is someone who lives closer to you who could qualify to be the Rep Payee for your children.
My colleague has given good advice. Sorry I cannot provide a different response.
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