NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS

                                                          Email:  namiorangeny@warwick.net
                                                      Website:  namiorangeny.org
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                                                  Toll-free:   1-866-906-NAMI (6264)

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Upcoming Events/Outreaches


See details
of upcoming NAMI
meetings by clicking links below:


Family-to-Family
free 12 week course

Call Dhanu 294-2749 to register now for
next class starting
Tues., Apr. 4,
6:30-9 pm
since class size
is limited


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

6-7:30 p.m.


Wed., March 29
MHA Family & Friends Plus
Social Group

6:30-8:30 p.m.
Please RSVP



Wed.,April 5
6:30-8:30 pm
NAMI Orange Education Meeting
RSVP Requested

Note that there will be NO meeting on the 2nd Monday of the month due to Passover; the meeting was rescheduled for Wed., April 5                


 

Thurs., April 6
7 p.m.
NAMI Family Support Group
(Goshen)

no fee
no registration


Thurs., April 20
MHA Family & Friends Together
7 p.m.

 


June 28-July 1, 2017
2017 National
NAMI Convention

Register before
March. 31 for
Super Saver discounted rate


2017 NAMIWalks NYS
Sat., Sept. 23
Jennings Landing,
Albany


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