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  • Managing Someone Else’s Money

    A set of four guides for financial caregivers—government fiduciaries, agents under power of attorney, guardians of property and trustees —to help them understand their duties, and how to prevent and respond to financial exploitation. Read More

    By:
    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Protecting Elders and Vulnerable Adults from Abuse and Neglect

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

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Questions and Answers on Guardianship

    A guardian is a person appointed by a court to manage the affairs of a person who is incapacitated. This publication provides general information about how and when a guardian should be appointed. #3300EN Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • SSA’s Representative Payee Program

    To ensure that all beneficiaries can receive their payments and make proper use of funds, Congress has granted the Social Security Administration (SSA) the authority to appoint third parties, known as representative payees, to receive and manage payments when the beneficiary is unable to do so. With Alzheimer’s disease and other cognitive impairments on the rise, more seniors find themselves unable to manage their own benefits. Read More

    By:
    Justice in Aging
  • Why Am I Left In the Waiting Room? Understanding the Four C’s of Elder Law Ethics

    There are several reasons why lawyers need to meet with your family member or friend alone for at least part of the case evaluation process, so please don’t be alarmed or offended. Read More

    By:
    American Bar Association

Alternatives to Guardianship (3)+

  • 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. Read More

    By:
    Disability Rights Washington
  • Managing Someone Else’s Money

    A set of four guides for financial caregivers—government fiduciaries, agents under power of attorney, guardians of property and trustees —to help them understand their duties, and how to prevent and respond to financial exploitation. Read More

    By:
    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • SSA’s Representative Payee Program

    To ensure that all beneficiaries can receive their payments and make proper use of funds, Congress has granted the Social Security Administration (SSA) the authority to appoint third parties, known as representative payees, to receive and manage payments when the beneficiary is unable to do so. With Alzheimer’s disease and other cognitive impairments on the rise, more seniors find themselves unable to manage their own benefits. Read More

    By:
    Justice in Aging

Ending a Guardianship (1)+

  • Issues with Guardianship

    How to prevent or avoid problems with guardianship. How to make changes to or end a guardianship when needed. Read More

    By:
    Disability Rights Washington

Social Security Retirement (1)+

  • 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. Read More

    By:
    Disability Rights Washington

Starting a Guardianship (6)+

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