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Who is responsible for handling Social Security benefits paid to a minor?

En español | If a beneficiary is incapable of managing money that comes from Social Security, that task usually goes to a relative known as a representative payee. This person must use the funds for the beneficiary's needs, such as payment for food, shelter, clothes, medical care and personal items. If the representative payee is found to be diverting the money to other purposes, SSA may designate a new payee and take action to recover the misused money.


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