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Guardianship of an adult

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Power of Attorney (POA) for Parents

Parents: you can now give someone power of attorney to take care of your children for up to two years. Learn more. #3105EN

Protecting elders and vulnerable adults from abuse and neglect

Read about the different types of abuse that frail elders and vulnerable adults are protected from under the law. #9920EN

Durable Power of Attorney Documents

A power of attorney document lets you choose a trusted friend or relative to help you with your finances and/or health care decisions. #9608EN

Alternatives to Guardianship: Supported Decision Making Agreements (SDM)

Learn more about this alternative to guardianship that helps people with disabilities without limiting their rights. #3306EN

Durable Power of Attorney Documents

A power of attorney document lets you choose a trusted friend or relative to help you with your finances and/or health care decisions. #9608EN

Power of Attorney (POA) for Parents

Parents: you can now give someone power of attorney to take care of your children for up to two years. Learn more. #3105EN

Durable Power of Attorney Documents

A power of attorney document lets you choose a trusted friend or relative to help you with your finances and/or health care decisions. #9608EN

Alternatives to Guardianship: Supported Decision Making Agreements (SDM)

Learn more about this alternative to guardianship that helps people with disabilities without limiting their rights. #3306EN

How to Change, Remove, or Report a Representative Payee

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 publication is for adult beneficiaries and explains how a beneficiary can ask SSA to change or remove a rep payee and how a beneficiary can report a rep payee for misuse of funds.

Quick Facts: Alternatives to Guardianship

Read about the options short of guardianship for helping an adult who faces real risk of harm due to their incapacity. #3305EN

How to Change, Remove, or Report a Representative Payee

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 publication is for adult beneficiaries and explains how a beneficiary can ask SSA to change or remove a rep payee and how a beneficiary can report a rep payee for misuse of funds.

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