Good morning Lynn,I'm Doug, and I'm sorry to hear of the confusion. My goal is to provide you with excellent service today.If you would like to have social security terminate your Representative Payee and begin paying your benefits directly to you, you may do so. You will not lose your benefits simply because you want to be paid directly.The way to ask to have the Representative Payee terminated is to fill out this form:
As you can see by the form, as you are only wanting to end the payments to the Representative Payee, all you need to do is to mark the box in "Item 1" on the form, and then answer only items 3, 5, 6, and 8 before signing the form on page 4.
Then simply take the form you filled out, or mail it, to your social security office nearest you and they will look into the request for you and notify you by mail if and when your request is approved.
Your benefits will not be terminated just because you ask that the Representative Payee's job be terminated and the benefits instead paid to you directly.
You may reply back to me using the Continue the Conversation or Reply to Expert link and I will be happy to continue to assist you until I am able to address your concerns, to your satisfaction. Please remember to rate my service to you when our communication is completed. I wish you the best in 2013,Doug
Good morning Lynn,I'm sorry for any confusion, but please look again at the form I gave you. It is the form to be used---I assure you.The directions immediately above Item 1 state: "Answer item 1 ONLY if you are the claimant and want your benefits paid directly to you." This is the form to be used when someone is asking to be appointed as a payee of benefits. Because you already have a payee, you use this form to change the payee to yourself---because they are your benefits.
An inheritance has no impact on your eligibility for disability. You could be a millionaire and still qualify for social security disability.The only questions that you need to fill out on this form ate Items 1, 3, 5, 6, and 8 before signing the form on page 4.You may reply back to me again, using the Reply to Expert link, if you have additional questions.I wish you the best in your future,Doug