Our Representative Payee Program is a homeless prevention and fiscal case management program for individuals who collect Social Security. We receive Social Security payments for clients, pay bills, provide budget counseling, and require a savings plan. Participants are enrolled in the program via referrals from local caseworkers, health professionals, other human service programs, or via self-referral. While enrolled in the program, New Bethany’s Case Manager handles the payment of rent and all other expenses as well as assists with budgeting and saving for future needs. Our Representative Payee Program provides clients with the ability to maintain self-sufficiency.
In 2018 alone, our Representative Payee Program supported 63 individuals. Of these individuals, 45 clients have utilized the services for more than five years.