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Social Security Advisory Board to Host a Forum on Representative Payees: Opportunities to Improve Service Delivery

September 3, 2020

Social Security Advisory Board to Host a Forum on Representative Payees: Opportunities to Improve Service Delivery

September 3, 2020

Washington, DC – Please join the Social Security Advisory Board (Board) on Thursday, September 24, for a virtual policy forum on Representative Payees: Opportunities to Improve Service Delivery.

The forum will showcase an independent, Board-commissioned study by researchers from the Virginia Tech Center on Gerontology and the American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging. The report, Selection Processes for SSA Representative Payees of Adults, and full agenda will be published on our website at ssab.gov/representative-payees-opportunities-to-improve-service-delivery in advance of the forum.

Following the presentation of the report, the Board will moderate three panels. Discussions will cover capability determinations, the selection process, training, oversight, and the need for ongoing research and evaluation. The final panel will consider the public service implications of a more individualized, supported decision-making model, and how to get there.

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 Kim Hildred, Chair, said:

We thank Dr. Pamela Teaster, Erica Wood, and Dr. Laura Sands for their pioneering work. Their mixed methods study reveals the importance of consistent administration of representative payee policy. We hope the release of the study and our concurrent forum will bring attention to this important issue of public service.”

The webinar will open at 9:45 am, begin at 10 am, and conclude by 4:30 pm, including breaks. Please contact events@ssab.gov at least three business days in advance of the meeting to request a reasonable accommodation.

The Board’s mission is to advise the President, Congress, and Commissioner of Social Security on the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income programs. The Board is comprised of Presidential and Congressional appointees and a professional staff.