Representative Payee Program
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Diane Salyers, Coordinator
Southeast Kansas Respite Services, Inc.
Authority and Responsibility
The Social Security Administration's (SSA) Representative Payment Program provides assistance to the most vulnerable members of society - the young, the elderly, and individuals with disabilities of any age who are unable to manage their Social Security or Supplemental Security Income.
Organizations make an important difference when they act as payees for Social Security or SSI beneficiaries because they provide a critical service to these individuals.
SEKRS Representative Payee Program adds:
- Support (we will only use the funds to pay for the current and foreseeable needs of the beneficiary)
- Stability (we’re here for the long term)
- Peace of mind (we will do what we say we will do to benefit the beneficiary)
- Collaborative decision making (we work with each individual in making choices on use of their funds)
Interested? To learn who is eligible and how to qualify, just call us!
Toll-Free 800-362-0390 or 620-421-6550 and talk to Laura (Ext. 1899) or Bev (Ext. 1632).
What is an organizational payee?
An organizational payee receives Social Security and/or SSI payments for an individual who cannot manage or direct another person to manage his or her money. The main responsibility of the organizational payee is to use the funds to pay for the current and foreseeable needs of the beneficiary. SEKRS, Inc. is permitted to charge the beneficiary a fee for Payee Services.
SEKRS, Inc. Named Business of the Year
SEKRS, Inc. was named the 2011 Business of the Year by Tri-Valley Developmental Services at its annual awards ceremony in Chanute on January 19, 2011. Diane Salyers, SEKRS Coordinator, said, "The credit for this award goes to Laura Doyle-Colvin for her expertise and attention to the people who count on us getting it right."
In this photograh (from left), Diane Salyers is holding Eli Colvin, while Laura Doyle-Colvin is holding the award.