Sometimes Social Security or the judge in your case is worried about your ability to handle the payments on your own. In those cases Social Security asks for a representative payee. This is someone who receives the checks on your behalf and pays your bills with the money. The payee can give you some of the money to spend, but the payee needs to have control of the money.
Summer is a particularly hard time in Arizona for people with disabilities. The heat means that electric bills are much higher. Our summer monsoons means that the sharp changes in pressure cause extra pain for those with arthritis, joint pain and back issues. Children are not in school so parents have to pay for day care or take care of the children themselves. If you are a disabled parent, that can mean a lot of extra stress both mentally and physically. The homeless have it worst of all in heat that can reach up to almost 120 degrees. Luckily, there are resources available.
You applied for disability because your issue is physical. It might be back pain, diabetes, a knee replacement or something else that causes you pain. Why is Social Security making you see a psychologist? And why do they keep asking you whether you have mental problems? Aren't they listening? What's going on?
Many people who are applying for Social Security disability benefits are applying for psychological problems. Most cases have some sort of mental component to them because pain tends to cause problems with memory and concentration. But how is Social Security supposed to tell who is disabled when the disability is something you can't see?
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