December 01, 2016

Social Security Administration Training for Those Working with Rep Payees

(The pdf for the issue in which this article appears is available for download: Bifocal, Vol. 38, Issue 2.)

 

The Social Security Administration (SSA) recently released the “Interdisciplinary Training for those who serve Vulnerable Adults and Seniors.” For over two years, the SSA has worked with attorneys and advocates to develop this training to ensure that their representative payees have adequate tools and resources to serve SSA customers.

In support of the Elder Justice Act and the efforts of the Elder Justice Coordinating Council, the SSA is excited to share this training series. Although this training was developed to support the SSA’s representative payee program, staff soon recognized that this training would be beneficial to all who work with or assist the most vulnerable, providing further insight, broadening community awareness, educating members of the public, and providing key resources related to the growing incidence of elder abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation.

Please click the link to review the training: https://www.ssa.gov/payee/rp_training2.html. The SSA encourages the sharing of this training resource with colleagues and others who serve vulnerable adults and seniors. ■