Social Security is seeking a contractor to handle representative payee reviews. Representative payees handle Social Security benefits for claimants who lack the mental capacity to do so. Sadly, some representative payees fail to do their jobs properly or simply steal from the people they are supposed to be helping. Having a contractor handle representative payee reviews would be new, wouldn't it?
My gut feeling is that this is questionable, that these reviews aren't rote work or a specialized or technical service which should be contracted out. This is the sort of thing best done by experienced personnel who are located in the communities where the representative payees live. What do you think?