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The Representative Payee Program is a county-sponsored voluntary program in conjunction with the the county Department of Aging and Disabilities and the Social Security Administration that helps county residents who are medically incapable of managing their financial affairs. The program serves to prevent homelessness/inappropriate institutionalization of vulnerable adults and is an alternative to guardianship for those with limited income.Client must not have any other resource (relative, friend, etc.) who would be able to assist with this function. The volunteer is FBI & SSA approved and must visit the client monthly.
Representative Payee Program volunteers help the client:
* Pay bills for essential needs/balance checkbook monthly/maintain stability financially
* Set up a direct deposit account
* Submit monthly and annual reports
* Report anything affecting eligibility to Social Security
* Record & report savings and investments
* Use benefits in the best interest of client.
* Establish & maintain a budget; keep receipts
80 West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401, US
The Anne Arundel County Department of Social Sevices will assist County residents to achieve and maintain self-sufficiency; provide services to strengthen individuals and families; and join our community partners in the protection of vulnerable children and adults.
Our government agency assists people in need by administering a wide range of public assistance programs. Primarily, we help low-income people as well as families and children in crises.
We help low-income county residents access food stamps, medical assistance and temporary cash assistance. And, we help them pay their heating bills when they lack the income to pay it themselves. We also collect and distribute child support payments.
In addition, we investigate allegations of child/adult abuse and neglect. Too often, the silent victims of family violence and volatile family dynamics are children. When necessary, we remove children from their families - either temporarily or for the long term - when the children are not being properly cared for by their families.
The Anne Arundel County Department of Social Services is the local office of the Maryland Department of Human Resources (DHR).
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Anne Arundel CountyAnnapolis, MD 21401
March 3, 2020