What is the name of your state? AR
Can a payee with strict information for the beneficiary of Social Security Survivor payment and SSI. Clarified (somewhat) below:
Is it allowable to have all information in regard to payments of SSI and SS go to the payee address and not disclose to the recipient, as in eligibility notices, notice of allotment amounts, all bank statements, etc. This includes the beneficiary not having ANY access to bank balance information FROM the institution where the individuals' account is.
(if the person was not receiving SSI when the payee was assigned,and then is awarded SSI, must the payee disclose the notice of award to the recipient or can they legally withhold that information)
What is the determining factor in having countersigned checks by the payee and the beneficiary or having only the payee signing the check?
Will Social Security require persons not institutionalized to have a representative payee or is the choice left to the recipient of the SS/SSI payment?
Can the representative payee require the recipient of benefits to shop at certain stores, only buy certain items? (I am not referring to unnecessary or extravagant purchases)