Representative Payee Confidential Complaint of Misuse of Benefits/Financial Exploitation
In 2018, the Social Security Administration (SSA) reported that there are 6 million rep payees serving 8.3 million beneficiaries nationwide, responsible for $70 billion in SSA benefits.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) pays benefits to certain eligible people, called beneficiaries. If a beneficiary cannot manage or direct the management of their SSA benefits, SSA appoints a representative payee (rep payee) to receive and manage the SSA benefits. A rep payee can be a person or an organization.
This complaint is not a substitute for a complaint to the Social Security Administration (SSA). Click on this website link: https://oig.ssa.gov/what-abuse-fraud-and-waste/misuse-benefits-representative-payee for more information on how to file a complaint with SSA.
Note: This is a complaint to Disability Rights Connecticut and will assist us in potential investigations of rights violations. Although DRCT cannot investigate all complaints, the information may be used to identify trends or systemic issues.