NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS

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ADVOCACY


Upcoming Events/Outreaches


See details
of upcoming NAMI
meetings by clicking links below:


 
NAMI Connection
a peer-led support group for adults living with a mental illness held
every Friday

6-7:30 p.m.

no fee,
no registration


Thurs., Dec. 7
7 p.m.
NAMI Family Support Group
(Goshen)

no fee
no registration


Mon., Dec. 11
No education mtg
in December

(There will be a holiday party for members, their families & invited guests. Emails will be sent with details)


NEW

Mon., Dec. 18
7 p.m.
NAMI Family Support Group
at ORMC

Conf. Room #7

No fee,
no registration


 

Thurs., Dec. 21
7 p.m.
MHA Family & Friends Together
Support Group


 

Wed., Dec. 27
6:30 p.m.
MHA Family & Friends Plus
Social Group

Please RSVP


NAMI Basics
free 6 week course
Call Dhanu 294-2749
to register now for NAMI Basics in the Spring (since class size is limited)


NAMI
Family-to-Family

free 12 week course
Call Dhanu 294-2749
to register now for NAMI F2F in the Spring (since class size is limited)



 NAMI Presentations:

  -Ending the Silence

-In Our Own Voice

arranged by request

Social Security's Representative Payment Program

Social Security's Representative Payment Program provides financial management for the Social Security and SSI payments of our beneficiaries who are incapable of managing their Social Security Disability (SSDI) or SSI payments. If you are concerned that someone you know becomes incapable of managing or directing the management of his or her benefits, please call 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) to request an appointment to discuss your concerns or you may call the Newburgh Social Security Office at 1-866-504-4801.

Generally, Social Security looks for family or friends to serve as representative payees. When friends or family are not able to serve as payees, Social Security looks for qualified organizations to be representative payees.

Typically a checking account is set up to receive the beneficiary's Social Security  direct deposit. It is the Representative Payee's responsibility to take care of the beneficiary’s day-to-day needs for food and shelter. Then, they must use the money for the beneficiary’s medical and dental care that’s not covered by health insurance. They can also pay for the beneficiary’s personal needs, such as clothing and recreation. The Social Security Administration has an extensive website that describes the program in detail:

Represenative Payee Home Page

Frequently Asked Questions

Guide for Representative Payees