What is Payeeship?
The Payeeship program is designed to help adults with mental illness receiving social security benefits in paying their bills, meeting basic living needs and all personal financial obligations.
Payeeship at SafeHaven is responsible money management designed for the mental health consumers who find it difficult to manage their social security benefits checks. If you qualify and enroll for payeeship, Ms.Stevens will receive your social security disability checks directly and she will ensure that basic needs, such as rent, utilities, food and clothing, are paid for before allowing the client to spend money on other items.
The process of having SafeHaven become your payee is dependent upon many factors, such as:
Eligibility is limited to mental health consumers over the age of 18 who are currently receiving Social Security benefits and benefits and needs assistance in managing day-to-day living (i.e. expense and lifestyle).
Purpose of Payeeship
SafeHaven's payeeship/money management program helps protect mental health consumers from financial exploitation and abuse. It also prevents them from generating expenses associated with delinquent bills and duplication of services.