Northview Village, Inc., An Organizational Representative Payee for SSA

Date: 
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Management Issue: 
Report Number: 
A-07-11-01137
Report Type: 
Audit Report
Office Affiliation: 

Some individuals cannot manage or direct the management of their finances because of their youth or mental and/or physical impairments. Congress granted SSA the authority to appoint representative payees to receive and manage these beneficiaries' payments.

We found that Northview Village, Inc., generally had effective safeguards over the receipt and disbursement of Social Security benefits, used and accounted for Social Security benefits in accordance with SSA policies and procedures, and adequately protected personal information. However, we did make recommendations so Northview Village could improve its safeguards over the disbursement of Social Security benefits.