The representative payee is personally liable for repayment if the representative
payee used the incorrect payments for purposes other than the support and maintenance
of the recipient.
A representative payee (or his or her estate) is solely liable for repayment(s) he
or she received on behalf of a deceased recipient for month(s) after the month of
the recipient’s death. This policy was effective December 4, 2008.
If a misuse determination has been made, the representative payee is personally liable
for repayment of any misused funds. The representative payee is solely liable for
the repayment of any misapplied funds in a dedicated account.
If a government entity or an institution is a representative payee it can be liable