SSA will select a new representative payee if the current payee:
Has misused the beneficiary's benefits as determined by SSA or a court of competent jurisdiction;
Is unable to manage the benefit payments;
No longer wishes to serve as payee;
Fails to use and account for the payments properly;
Is no longer responsible for the care or welfare of the beneficiary; or
Is otherwise no longer suitable to serve as payee.
Last Revised: Nov. 16, 2010