Representative payee program
The Lord’s Place has a dedicated staff position that serves as the organizational representative payee for homeless individuals that receive Social Security benefits and have no one else to help them manage their monthly benefits allowance. The program is the only of its kind in Palm Beach County, assisting current program participants as well as homeless Palm Beach County residents who are not otherwise connected to the agency’s services. The program complements the SOAR Initiative, helping participants in that program manage their benefits once their applications are approved. Together, the programs offer a seamless continuum of assistance for disabled homeless residents with no other forms of assistance to help provide for their basic needs.