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OUR COMMUNITY SERVICES

Protective Payee Program

PROTECTIVE PAYEE PROGRAM

Strengthening Families through Financial Skill Building and Assistance.


 

WE HELP
  • Ensure the proper use of minor and vulnerable adult per capita distributions
  • Equip members of the Meskwaki Community with the knowledge and confidence needed to manage personal finances through skill building and advice
  • Assist community members who would like assistance with their per capita distribution, personal finances, social security benefits, and other financial decisions – The payee can conduct financial assessments, create personal financial plans, and provide information and guidance promoting fiscal responsibility.

 

OUR SERVICES CAN
  • Assist you in developing and/or maintaining money management skills
  • Provide personal financial assessments
  • Help with goal setting
  • Assist with record keeping strategies
  • Help you develop spending plans (budgeting)
  • Help you understand your credit and your credit reports
  • Develop debt management plans
  • Bill payments – We can oversee the payment of (and staying current with) your monthly living expenses.

 

REFERRALS
  • The protective payee can direct individuals or families in need of social services to the appropriate agency.

 

SOCIAL SECURITY
  • Meskwaki Family Services also provides payee services for individuals receiving Social Security benefits. This service may be entered on a voluntary basis.
  • The Social Security Payee Service provides the same services as the Protective Payee Program.
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