The representative payee form, SSA-11-BK, Request to be Selected as Payee, is available online at SSA.gov, according to the Social Security Administration. Applicants must complete the form and provide the agency with documentation to prove identity. Individuals representing organizations must produce the organizations' employer identification numbers.
Generally, individuals complete the representative payee application in person at the agency office, explains the Social Security Administration. When individuals are not capable of managing or directing management of their Social Security or Supplemental Security Income benefits, the Social Security Administration appoints representative payees to act for them. The representative payees are responsible for receiving, managing, saving and accounting for the benefits they receive on behalf of the individual beneficiaries.