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I have a brother who is mentally disabled. I am the rep

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I have a brother who is mentally disabled. I am the rep payee and I have just received a letter / form SSA-455-OCR-SM "Disability Update Report". Can I complete this form on his behalf or does he have to fill this out himself? (He is not competent enough to understand the questions on the form)
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 11 months ago.

You can absolutely fill this out for him. This is OFTEN the way it is when a person has a Representative Payee - a mental illness that renders him incapable of many things, including the timely and accurate provision of information, filling out forms accurately, etc.

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