Our Clients

Skils’kin provides Representative Payee and Veteran’s Administration (VA) Fiduciary services to roughly 1,000 individual clients in Spokane and other parts of Eastern Washington. We also accept “private pay” clients who may be working or receiving payments from a pension or trust of various types.
 

Our Representative Payee Services

Skils’kin is what the Social Security Administration (SSA) refers to as an organizational representative payee. An organizational representative payee is a social service agency, government agency, or financial institution that the SSA has appointed to receive and manage the Social Security (SSI) benefits of other people.
 
Skils’kin charges individuals an SSA-controlled fee for its services. For most beneficiaries, this fee equals 10% of their deposit each month, capped at $42 per month. The fees for our VA clients vary and are dictated by the field examiner with the VA who refers the veteran to our services. It is typically 3% to 4% of the monthly deposit. Fees in our private pay program are similar to the SSA mandated fee schedule.
 

How Individuals Can Receive Skils’kin’s Payee Services

In order to have a Payee appointed for the first time or to change payee providers within the SSA system, beneficiaries must contact Skils’kin to complete a brief intake form. Then, after completing the form, beneficiaries must visit their local SSA office for an intake and capability determination interview. After it has been determined a payee is needed, Skils’kin can send in an intent to apply form to start the process of being appointed the Payee of record.
 
These interviews must be completed in person unless a hardship prevents the beneficiary from visiting the local office.
 
The Social Security Administration – Spokane Field Office’s address and hours are listed below.
 

Social Security Administration – Spokane Field Office

Address
714 N Iron Bridge Way #100, Spokane WA 99202
 
Phone
1-866-331-5532
 
Fax
509-353-2126
 
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM – Noon
Thursday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

 

Further Resources

For more information on the Social Security representative payee system, please see the following links:
 
Information for Beneficiaries who have a Representative Payee
https://www.ssa.gov/payee/bene.htm
 
Guide for Organizational Payees
https://www.ssa.gov/payee/NewGuide/toc.htm
 
Spokane Homeless Resource Guide
http://spokanecares.org/homeless-resources-spokane.php
 
Spokane Mental Health Services
http://spokanecares.org/mental-health-illness-spokane.php
 
Spokane Recovery Services
http://www.spokanerecovery.org/
http://sparcop.org/