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DRW Publications: Medicare Part D

Click these links for DRW’s publications about Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Coverage:

2014 Part D plans in Wisconsin

2014 List of Low Cost Plans

Financial Independence: What you can expect from Payeeships

What is a Representative Payee?

A representative payee is someone assigned by the Social Security Administration (SSA) to help a person who receives Social Security or SSI manage their money. This happens when a person with a mental or physical disability is determined to be incapable of handling their money in their best interests.

Who can be a payee?

A payee can be a social service agency, a relative, or another person who is approved by SSA. Under the Wisconsin patients’ rights law, an agency or facility can act as a payee only under certain circumstances: when the consumer or their guardian gives written informed consent for this service or when another suitable payee cannot be found.

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Understanding the Funding System for People with Developmental Disabilities or People with Mental Illness

An overview of the funding sources available to support people with disabilities in the community. 2004

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ICF-MR Restructuring Initiative

This is an overview of a new initiative which will allow counties to use state funds that paid for an institutional placement to pay for a community placement for persons with developmental disabilities. 2004

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