Representative Payee Services are provided for adults for whom DSS has been appointed to serve in this capacity. Adults served by DSS are those who cannot manage their finances and have no appropriate person or agency to act as payee. Case management is provided to these adults to assure the appropriate use of income to address needs and to strengthen basic skills in money management. This is a useful service to prevent the financial exploitation of the elderly and disabled.

The Social Security Administration appoints Representative Payees and may be reached at 1(800)722-1213 or TTY 1(336)722-8411. Information about this program can also be accessed through the Social Security Administration website.