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Can a 17-year-old get an alternate representative payee for Social Security payments?

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The adult whom the minor wishes to have appointed as their SS payee should contact the SSA office in their area. They will be required to fill out the appropriate documents, be interviewed as will the minor SS beneficiary as to why they are requesting the change. If the SSA finds the request valid they may choose to honor it. If the request is rejected, the chosen adult can attempt to have the change made through the court system. That could be a very lengthy and expensive process with no guarantees.
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