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Advancing the Human & Civil Rights of People with Disabilities in Illinois


Representative Payee Oversight Program


Frequently Asked Questions

Do you know your rights as a Beneficiary or your responsibilities as a Payee? Find the answer to these and other common questions about the Representative Payee Program.


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Find links to our fact sheets and other websites and organizations that provide helpful information and services for Representative Payees and Beneficiaries.


Report Fraud

To report fraud, waste, or abuse against Social Security, contact the SSA OIG Fraud Hotline at Phone: 1-800-269-0271. TTY: 1-866-501-2101. You may also report fraud at your local Social Security Office.

Black man in a white shirt holds his hand to his temple and looks worried.How to Ask for a Review

If you want to submit a request for a Representative Payee to be reviewed by the Social Security Representative Payee Review Program or would like to find out more about these reviews, contact Lydia Sharp at 312-895-7302 or email


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