How to Become a Representative Payee

Fill out Form SSA-11 (Request to Be Selected as a Payee). The form is approximately 10 pages long and requires information about the relationship between the representative payee and the beneficiary.

Submit form SSA-11 and documents proving your identity to your local social security office. These documents can include your social security number or, if the representative payee is an organization, your employer identification number.

Interview in person at your local social security office.

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About the Author

Drew Lichtenstein started writing in 2008. His articles have appeared in the collegiate newspaper "The Red and Black." He holds a Master of Arts in comparative literature from the University of Georgia.