I am the new Representative Payee for a Supplemental Security Income (SSI) beneficiary. The beneficiary was overpaid...Read more
Your role as representative payee does not give you authority to establish a trust for her benefit. If she is not competent to execute the trust herself or grant you a durable power of attorney, you will have to go to court to create the trust. What benefits your sister needs and can qualify for may affect the form of the trust, or whether one is necessary at all.
For more about being a representative payee, click here.