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, Jayapal, Kilmer, and Heck who have already co-sponsored H.R. 4547. Below are the remaining Washington Representatives that have not:
Representative Herrera Beutler
Legislative Director, Jordan Evich: firstname.lastname@example.org
Legislative Director, Sean O’Brien: email@example.com
Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers
Legislative Director & Health Policy Advisor, Megan Perez: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please call their offices and ask them to co-sponsor H.R. 4547 today! If you are not a Washington resident, go to the National Disability Rights Network’s website to contact your member of Congress. Thank you.