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Can a representative payee give money each month to the

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Can a representative payee give money each month to the person he is representing for food, personal items, gas for their car, entertainment, etc.?
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 3 months ago.

Yes, the RP can do this, but must keep careful to make sure the BILLs are paid, i.e. rent, health insurance, utilities, etc. But, an "allowance" for these others, as properly budgeted, is fine. He will also want to document that money, perhaps by giving the beneficiary a check for, say X amount each week, that states what it is for. And the RP will want to make sure it is being used for food, etc. If the beneficiary is not good with money, it may be spend on all the wrong things. But yes, he can give him money for his daily needs.

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