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IndependenceFirst is a fee-for-service organizational Representative Payee for the Social Security     Administration (SSA).  There is a cost of $42.00 per month for this service.  

As a Representative Payee, IndependenceFirst will be responsible for making sure the individual’s basic needs are met.  We will work with individuals to develop a budget and involve them in their financial decisions.  We will provide the following:
  • Establish a budget for the individual including monthly bills and daily living expenses that are based on the person’s income and needs.
  • Pay bills, including utility and insurance bills eliminating the need for the individual to worry with paying their own bills.
  • Customize a spending allowance that is based on the individual’s personal needs.
  • Provide information about available resources and services.
  • Report changes to Social Security such as wages from employment, change in residence, marital status and incarceration.
  • Distribute funds monthly, twice a month, or weekly depending on the individual’s needs.
  • Set money aside in a savings account which can be used for emergencies.
If you would like more information about the IndependenceFirst Representative Payee Program please contact one of our Representative Payee Program staff. 
 
Vanessa              Direct line: 414-226-8169 V/Relay
 
The best time to meet with our Representative Payee Program staff is during the hours listed below.  If these times do not work, please contact the one of the staff listed.  The office is closed on the first and the third of each month to process deposits.
 
Monday-Friday:     Mornings: 9:00-11:00am     Afternoons: 1:00-3:00pm
 
 

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