Let's Strengthen Protections for Social Security Beneficiaries

January 11, 2018

Social Security beneficiaries need more protections, and you can help us provide them!

Social Security beneficiaries routinely have their money stolen by their representative payees. These payees are appointed to manage their benefits but too often abuse their power. People from across the country (over 25,000!) have turned to our "How to Change, Remove, or Report a Representative Payee" publication for help.

A bill (H.R. 4547) has been drafted to make sure representative payees handle beneficiary's money correctly. With the bill's passage, funds would allow us to meet with Social Security beneficiaries and review the financial records of payees. H.R. 4547 will bring much-needed reform to the representative payee program.

Thank you to Representatives Reichert, DelBene, Smith, Larsen, and Jayapal who have already co-sponsored H.R. 4547. Below are the remaining Washington Representatives that have not:

Representative Herrera Beutler
(202) 225-3536
Email: [email protected]
Legislative Director, Jordan Evich: [email protected]

Representative Newhouse
(202) 225-5816
Email: [email protected]
Legislative Director, Sean O’Brien: [email protected]

Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers
(202) 225-2006
Email: [email protected]
Legislative Director & Health Policy Advisor, Megan Perez: [email protected]

Representative Derek Kilmer
(202) 225-5916
Email: [email protected]
Legislative Director, Aaron Wasserman: [email protected]

Representative Heck
(202) 225-9740
Email: [email protected]
Legislative Correspondent, Erik Ashida: [email protected]

Please call their offices and ask them to co-sponsor H.R. 4547 today! Thank you.