Financial and Budgeting Management
(Representative Payee)

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Goals/Outcomes:

  • Reduce the symptoms of psychiatric illness

  • Build resilience and improve quality of life and community integration

  • Improve coping and daily living skills and strategies

Description:

This service provides budget management and payment services to disabled individuals receiving Social Security Income because they are unable to manage funds to meet daily living needs. Working together with the client, the Specialist develops a budget that addresses daily living needs. Specialists assist with budget revisions, bill paying, purchases, and saving. Murtis Taylor Human Services System, as payee, helps to ensure that benefit payments are used for basic needs first, providing the beneficiary with a more stable living environment. Staff attempt to motivate beneficiaries to work toward more independent living which can improve their response to therapy, rehabilitation and a relationship with their family. Staff are patient, helpful and understanding of the feelings clients have in relation to their lack of control over their money. Specialists pay for the current and foreseeable needs of the beneficiary and properly save any funds not needed to meet current needs. They keep accurate records of expenditures and educate clients on budgeting, planning, and bill payment.

Location(s):

13422 Kinsman Road, Cleveland, OH 44120

Hours:

9:00a.m. to 5:30p.m. Mon -Fri
By appointment

Cost:

$37/month

Eligibility:

Disabled person with a recommendation/ prescription by Social Security or a physician

Contact:

Ivo Omega (216) 283-4400 Ext. 2256

Area Served:

Cuyahoga County

Transportation:

Not Available