The South Madison Coalition of the Elderly dedicated to the independence of older adults

Representative Payee Program

The Representative Payee program helps vulnerable older adults manage their social security benefits and pay their monthly bills. The program provides volunteer assistance to individuals who do not have anyone to help them and are struggling to manage on their own.

A trained volunteer is matched with the older adult in need of help. The abilities of the volunteer and the needs of the older adult are considered during this important matching process. The volunteer then works with the older adult to ensure that his or her basic bills, such as rent, phone, and heat, are paid monthly. The older adult can then continue to live at home, without the worry of losing these vital services.