Representative Payee Program: A partnership between LifeSpan and the Social Security Administration
For some southwestern Ohio residents (including Butler County, Warren County, and Hamilton County) who are unable to work due to physical or mental limitations, Social Security is their only income. Sadly those same physical and mental limitations often leave them unable or unsure of how to manage their money. A lack of basic financial knowledge about paying bills on time, budgeting and setting money aside, frequently leads to utility shut-off, food shortages and homelessness in this vulnerable population. By partnering with the Social Security Administration, LifeSpan’s Representative Payee program is a safety net for these community members. This program is essentially a monthly bill-paying service that carefully distributes an individual’s Social Security income to pay for rent, utilities, medical expenses, groceries, and other basic needs. This service brings stability and safety to many lives.
If you would like to refer someone to the Representative Payee program and are ready to begin, please complete the forms below.
LifeSpan has been contracted with Butler County Developmental Disabilities to perform an analysis and report for individuals considering employment. This report will enable Butler County DD individuals to have a better understanding of the potential income and benefit changes that may occur should they begin to work for an earned income. This report and analysis are available at no cost to Butler County DD individuals through the agreed contract between Butler County DD and LifeSpan. The application packet for the Social Security Benefit Analysis and Planning Report is available by clicking the link below.
Intake Packet for Benefits Analysis