Benefits Management is designed for people who are "at risk" for needing a payee because of a disabling psychiatric illness. It is important to determine whether a client who is mismanaging money can be helped with a brief intervention or should be assigned a representative payee to manage the funds. If a payee is needed, therapists should inform their client, and assist the client in selecting and training a payee to manage funds therapeutically. In Benefits Management, therapists help clients make a budget for the month, track the clients' success at adhering to the budget and if necessary, discuss with the client whether a payee is needed.
Benefits Management Materials available
- The Benefits Management Therapist Manual is being developed.
- References about Benefits Management will be made available.