We are completing our work on your application for Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
payments. This letter explains how we plan to pay you if we decide that you can get
SSI. We will send you another letter when we make our decision.
How We Plan To Pay You
The information we have shows you need help managing your money and meeting your daily
needs. Because of this information, we plan to send your SSI payments to (1) . We call this (2) your representative payee.
It is your representative payee's duty to manage your SSI money. The representative
payee must report changes that can affect your payments and act in your best interest.
We will ask your representative payee to show us how the money was used for you.
If You Disagree With The Decision
If you think you should get your own payments or that someone else should help you
manage your SSI money, you have the right to appeal. We will review your case and
consider any new facts you have. Then, a person who didn't make the first decision
will decide your case.
You have 60 days to ask for an appeal. However, unless we hear from you within 10
days, we will select the representative payee named above.
The 10 days and 60 days start the day after you receive this letter. We assume you
got this letter 5 days after the date on it unless you show us that you did not get
it within the 5-day period.
You must have a good reason for waiting more than 60 days to ask for an appeal.
You have to ask for an appeal in writing. We will ask you to fill out Form SSA-561-U2
called “Request for Reconsideration.” To get this form, contact one of our offices. We can help you fill out the form.
How To Appeal
If You Want Help With Your Appeal
If You Have Any Questions
||If you have any questions, you should call, write or visit any Social Security office.
If you call or visit our office, please have this letter with you and ask for (1) . The telephone number is (2) . Also, if you plan to visit an office, you may call ahead to make an appointment.
This will help us to serve you more quickly when you arrive at the office.