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This publication discusses a representative payee's fiduciary duty to act in the best interest of the beneficiaries they serve. The three major responsibilities of the representative payee can broadly be categorized as: money management; accounting and reporting obligations; and advocacy.
Supplemental Security Income (SSI): These benefits are for children and adults with limited income and resources. Persons aged 65 or older are also eligible (with certain limitations for non-citizens). The 2016 SSI benefit level in California is $889.40 for an aged or disabled person and $1,496.20 for a couple. If you receive other income (such as SSDI/Title II benefits) which is less than the SSI standard, you can also get an SSI check to supplement your other income. If you receive even one dollar of SSI, you are automatically entitled to Medi-Cal at no cost...