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DRNY provides advocacy and legal services through the Protection and Advocacy for Representative Payees  (PARP) program to protect people with disabilities from financial exploitation, abuse and neglect. DRNY reviews Rep Payees to ensure they use the benefits to pay for the current and future needs of the beneficiary, and properly save any benefits not needed to meet current needs.  

Who is a Representative Payee? 

A Representative Payee is a person or an organization appointed by the Social Security Administration to receive the Social Security or SSI benefits for anyone who can’t manage or direct the management of their own benefits.

If you or someone you know has a Rep Payee and you want to have a payee review conducted, please contact DRNY.  We also provide educational assistance to Rep Payees and beneficiaries.

SSA also has helpful guides on the duties and responsibilities of Rep Payees on their website at

There is no charge for our services