Guardianship

Washington State superior courts have the power to appoint guardians for people who are “incapacitated.”   A person is incapacitated if the court finds the person has a significant risk of personal harm because the person cannot adequately provide for their nutrition, health, housing, or physical...
The Social Security Administration (SSA) pays benefits to certain eligible people, called beneficiaries. If a beneficiary cannot manage or direct the management of their SSA benefits, SSA appoints a representative payee (rep payee) to receive and manage the SSA benefits. A rep payee can be a person...
Self-help information about supported decision-making