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Ten days of frustration

March 31, 2013

I had my Social Security check deposited directly to Sovereign Bank a bank in Jersey Shore on Feb. 1. On Feb....

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Mar-31-13 9:59 AM

The answer is No. The authority lies with the SSA. You do not offer the reason for needing a payee. usually it is mental or physical disability or mismanagement of past funds. A POA has no control over assets by virtue of the authority under that designation. Anyone in your family, your POA, a friend can be designated payee if they do not have a criminal record and are willing to assume the responsibility of paying your bills first, making sure you have adequate food and personal needs, then the balance is your "spending money". This may or may not be needed in your situation. There are many folks who benefit from a rep payee simply because they are not great at money management or simply not capable. Erik- it is determined on a case by case basis.

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Mar-31-13 9:59 AM

The issue was resolve by someone in government, bad government!

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Mar-31-13 8:55 AM

S.S.I. is mess up I had a problem for months and the only answer I got was O'Well you know the Goverment or another answer, I really do not no what I'am doing let me transfer you to someone who does and it would come back to YOU KNOW the GOVERMENT!

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Mar-31-13 8:50 AM

This letter was posted on The Express website as well - I posted this response:

There's an FAQ section on the SS website regarding Representative Payees.

" beneficiaries are presumed to be capable of managing benefits. If there is evidence to the contrary, however, SSA may gather evidence and determine there is a need to appoint a representative payee."

There is an application process and the Social Security Administration will appoint someone else to handle finances if they deem it necessary.

The point is - someone applied. You should probably investigate this further.

This could be a sign of someone attempting to steal social security money. Mr. Cohick may not the the only person this has happened to in the area.

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Mar-31-13 8:34 AM

One size fits all policies for a nation of 300 million.

The stupidity of liberalism on display!

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Mar-31-13 6:56 AM

"You ain't seen nothin yet." Just wait until Obamacare takes over your medical care!

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Mar-31-13 6:35 AM

Wait until the Department of Health and Human Services tells takes away your family's right to enforce your end of life wishes.

Big gov' voted for it.

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