SSI and SSDI Beneficiaries Living with Mental Illness (Webinar)

 

Save the Date: Learn How You Can Help SSI and SSDI Beneficiaries Living with Mental Illness (Webinar)

  

 
 

When: Friday, June 15 at 2:00 p.m. ET


Where: http://www.socialsecurity.gov/webinars/HelpFindGoodRepPayees/

A Representative Payee is an individual or organization designated to receive SSI or SSDI benefits for individuals who cannot manage or direct someone else to manage their money. This service is essential to helping the most vulnerable beneficiaries manage basic necessities such as the daily and weekly costs of rent, food and clothing. In many parts of the country, there are serious shortages in the availability of qualified individuals and organizations to serve as Representative Payees.

NAMI is working with the SSA to help address this crisis and find more individuals and non-profits willing to serve as Representative Payees on behalf of SSI and SSDI beneficiaries living with serious mental illnesses. As part of this effort, the SSA is hosting a free webinar on Friday, June 15 at 2:00 p.m. eastern time for NAMI leaders and others in the mental health community s to learn about what they can do in their local communities to assist in finding individuals and non-profits willing to perform this vital service.

NAMI grassroots leaders and advocates are encouraged to participate. We would also appreciate anything you can do to reach out to others in your communities about this important webinar.

Visit the webinar page for more information and to register.

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