You have the right to receive your own Social Security check unless SSA believes you are not capable of managing or directing the management of your money.
If you have a representative payee because of a physical or a mental disability, in order to become your own payee, you must show SSA that you are now mentally and physically able to handle your money yourself. You could provide:
- A doctor's statement that there has been a change in your condition and that the doctor believes you are able to care for yourself; or
- An official copy of a court order saying that the court believes that you can take care of yourself; or
- Other evidence that shows your ability to take care of yourself.
Note: If SSA believes your condition has improved to the point that you no longer need a payee, we may reevaluate your eligibility for disability payments. end.
This sound like one could never be unable to become your own payee without risking loosing the benefits, any thought please from anyone who has successfully
became their own payee or know of someone who has, without loosing their much needed benefits?