Aug 15, 2012

Institutional Rep Payee Shut Down In Oregon

     From KVAL in Oregon:
David Finch said his company has done no wrong.  
"Oh, I'm very angry at this thing," said the director of Emmanuel Credit Management. 
The company got word last Friday from the Social Security Administration that it had lost legal standing to make rent, utility and other payments for 102 senior and disabled clients who receive Social Security payments. 
"They've already suspended all the payments to the clients," Finch said. 
Social Security claims Emmanuel Credit has made mistakes in handling funds and keeping records. 
Among the allegations: records not kept to track individual funds, lack of overall receipts, and receipts not kept on expenses paid for clients.
      I don't know what's going on here but there have been far more problems with Social Security not acting soon enough on problems with institutional representative payees than with the agency being overly hasty. Shutting down a major institutional payee like this is a major headache for Social Security and for local social service agencies, not to mention the individual claimants involved.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It is a reasonable assumption that there were major, major problems before SSA took this extraordinary step.