Are there any conditions that SSA should consider as a CAL condition?
Are there indicators that a beneficiary is not able to direct the management of his or her benefits? If so, please explain.
Are there certain questions SSA should ask beneficiaries in order to determine their ability to direct the management of benefits?
Should SSA obtain specific types of evidence to assess a beneficiary’s ability to direct the management of his or her benefits? If so, what type(s)?
How should SSA assess a beneficiary’s ability to direct the management of his or her benefits?
How should SSA assess a beneficiary’s ability to direct the management of his or her benefits? In order to make a clear decision on whether or not a person is capable of being their own payee I would suggest asking the person first. Allow them an opportunity to explain why they are capable of being their own payee. Allow them to provide documentation to support why they should be their own payee. Next create a consent ...more »
Do you have any recommendations of additional information that would be useful to SSA when evaluating a potential CAL condition?
What additional information might be helpful to include on the website to help the reader better understand the CAL initiative?
Should the existence of a supporter affect SSA’s determination of a beneficiary’s ability to direct the management of his or her benefits? If so, how?
I was born with one eye & am life-long HOH with no success with hearing aids. As I grew older, my hearing loss worsened. However, my one eye did the work of both my vision & hearing through reading lips as a lifelong disability. I obtained employment & worked steadily until mid-30’s; most of my SS contributions occurred during this time. I’m highly educated with paralegal background, but was unable to sustain lengthy ...more »
When it comes to behavioral health/mental illness, is SSA exploring how to minimize chronic firing of payees whenever the individual is going through spikes in their mental health?
I think Social Security needs a category between total independence and rep
Payee. I feel they should have a transitional rep payee. I am currently rep. Payee for my son. However monthly I work with him on budgeting bill paying, checkbook and balancing his statement with the goal that he will eventually handle his own finances.