Moving Forward – Implementing Changes in the Representative Payee Program
On Friday, September 7, 2018, the Social Security Advisory Board (SSAB) will host a day-long forum on the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) representative payee program. This forum continues SSAB’s longstanding effort to support and improve a vital government program serving approximately 8 million people who need assistance in managing benefits provided by the SSA.
This forum brings policymakers, practitioners and researchers together to explore how SSA can study and improve the representative payee selection process with an evidence-based approach. Recent legislation, “The Strengthening Protections for Social Security Beneficiaries Act of 2018” (H.R. 4547) makes this event especially timely.
During the forum, you will:
Learn from congressional staff how the new legislation sets a roadmap for program reform.
Hear how the current order of selection might be improved.
Hear about particular challenges facing organizational payees and what might be done to meet them.
Hear from researchers how SSA can improve the data flow to support research that can improve the program.
Keep checking back on our website for updates.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the schedule for the day?
Registration begins at 8:45 am, and opening remarks will commence promptly at 9:15 am. The morning session will include two panel discussions followed by lunch on your own. There is a cafe inside the Capitol Visitor Center. The afternoon session will include a panel on research and program oversight. The forum will adjourn at 3:15 pm.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Please see here for transportation options.
Am I allowed to bring in food and drink to the Capitol Visitor Center?
Please note that no food or drink will be allowed past the security checkpoint. There is a cafe inside the Capitol Visitor Center that opens at 8:30 am and closes at 4:00 pm.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please feel free to call us at 202-475-7700, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website.