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Thank you for your reply. I don't think I asked the question clearly - SSA states that when a minor turns 18, the benefits will be paid in their name. My question is, would that be true in the case where there is a rep payee already established? Or would it be necessary to pursue an official determination of incompetence in handling his funds to continue as rep payee?
SSA further states that: "A representative payee who is no longer serving as a payee must return savings or other investments and any interest earned on the funds to us. SSA will reissue the returned funds to either a new representative payee or to a beneficiary currently receiving direct payment." Would that apply in the situation (mother/child) as previously referenced?
Thank you so much.