The Veterans Administration has procedures similar to SSA's representative payee procedures
for making payments on behalf of incompetent veterans. VA's term “fiduciary” is comparable
to SSA's “representative payee.” For beneficiaries receiving payments under both benefit
programs, the same individual or agency may or may not be selected as payee/fiduciary.
There is no obligation for either agency to make the same selection. However, there
may be a need to exchange information between the two agencies about evidence of incapability,
identity of the representative payee, use of benefits, suspected misuse, etc. (GN 03313.001 and GN 03313.045 addresses disclosure of information to VA.) Usually, contacts between SSA and VA
will involve field offices and VA regional offices.