A. Recipient is Payee
The recipient is payee for his/her own SA check unless he/she is unwilling or unable to manage his/her assistance (e.g., he refuses to pay the facility).
B. Substitute Payee
If the recipient is unwilling or unable to manage his/her assistance, a substitute payee must be established. Substitute payees are responsible for receiving and disbursing checks to meet the recipient's needs. It is recommended that a copy of legal documents such as the POA or guardianship appointment be filed in the record.
1. A substitute payee may be:
a. Representative chosen by the a/r
c. Power of attorney
d. Legally appointed guardian, or
e. County DSS
2. The following persons are ineligible to serve as payee:
a. Member of the board of county commissioners, or
b. Member of the county board of social services.
For questions or clarification on any of the policy contained in these manuals, please contact your local county office.