Far Northern Regional Center continues to struggle with MediCal, and occasionally, the Social Security Administration, regarding forms that those agencies send out to the recipient’s physical address instead of sending the forms to the representative payee. All of these forms and/or requests for information should be immediately routed to the proper payee. These forms are always time sensitive and need to be addressed as soon as possible to ensure no harm befalls the recipient’s benefits.
The Social Security Administration, as well as Health and Human Services (MediCal), will not hesitate to suspend or terminate benefits if their paperwork is not received in a timely manner. The loss of benefits, both financial and medical, can certainly harm the recipient and should be avoided if at all possible.
Please train your employees to forward any forms and/or requests for information immediately to the recipient’s representative payee. For those folks who utilize the regional center payee services, please forward immediately to the attention of the Trust Department at Far Northern Regional Center. Thank you in advance for your assistance with ensuring that our folks do not lose their benefits.