Skils'kin's Payee Services division is a Representative Payee Program as defined by the Social Security Administration. We partner with the Social Security Administration, the Department of Social and Health Services, The Department of Mental Health, and other professionals to provide a safety net for clients who are incapable of successfully managing their own funds.
The Representative Payee Program's primary objective is to ensure that individuals continue to receive their monthly benefits and utilize those benefits to pay for shelter, food, and clothing so they can live as functionally independent and comfortable as possible within the means of their limited income. Each individual we serve is provided an individual plan and is invited to be an active participant in that plan. Bill payment and disbursement of funds are completed in a regular and timely manner. We encourage all bills be sent directly to the Payee Services office for accurate bill paying and also so that we can interact directly with the vendors on the client's behalf.
Currently we are serving more than 1,000 clients in Washington. Skils'kin is now providing a payee service for private pay individuals in the community, assisted living facilities or long term care. Private pay clients may individually apply for services or be referred by a family member, legal counsel or social or governmental agency.
Life Freedom Card!
We are now offering the Life Freedom Card program to our clients. This is a PIN-based Prepaid Debit Card that provide our clients with convenience, security, and cost savings. No longer do clients have to budget three or four hours to visit our offices for a check. No longer do remote clients have to wait for a check in the mail. No longer are clients subject to high fees for cashing checks. When purchasing groceries, they no longer appear to be anything other than an ordinary shopper. We are the first Organizational Representative Payee provider in Spokane County to offer this service. We are excited about the convenience it will bring to our customer base as well as the opportunity to expand our services.