Representative Payee Program
Ensuring Expenses Are Paid
The Representative Payee Program serves as the institutional representative or “rep” payee for individuals and families to ensure their monthly bills are paid on-time and in-full. The program serves as the payee for individuals and families who receive Social Security Income, ensuring that their rent, utilities, past debt and other expenses are paid each month. The program coordinator helps the client negotiate past debts and repayment plans with the debtor. Also, the program provides financial education through monthly budget counseling, ongoing financial literacy training and connection to other relevant services in the community.
- Individuals and families can refer themselves or be referred by a community advocate.
- The program relies on a web-based format allowing most financial transactions to be done electronically.
- Participants have access to an ATM card for instant access to personal spending funds.
- Applications are by appointment only.
Program contact for all programs of the Financial Education Center:
Gladys Santiago, Administrative Assistant – 165 Merrimack Street, Lowell 01852 – 978.654.5673 – firstname.lastname@example.org