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SSI Rep Payee Question: Is A Home/vehicle Cleaning Service Expensable?

SSI Rep Payee Question: Is A Home/vehicle Cleaning Service Expensable?

My DS is 18 and lives in residential placement, receives Medicare/SSI to fund it and I am his rep payee. He receives the maximum amount and I use it to pay his monthly rent as well as discretionary expenses. The housing agency has a budget that covers purchase of food, clothing and they have a roving staff that does maintenance on the facility when needed.

His mom and I work and live too far away to be there to help every day . He has two caregivers with him at all times to care for him when… read more

posted November 17
A MyAutismTeam Member

I could see them perhaps placing him somewhere else, idk their policy. Our group home for son is strict on that. But damages no, unless he broke law, which doesn't look like. They have the insurance for things like this, or should. this is a sad situation, honestly if that lazy. I hate to see or not see what they are not doing when your not there,,,,,,

posted November 19
A MyAutismTeam Member

It is their obligation to maintain a sanatary enviorment. Their just lazy which is very typical of group home staff. My son had to stay in one for 4 days, emergency situation. They made him sleep on a broke down bed on an angle no sheets no pillows. I blew up to say the least.

posted November 17
A MyAutismTeam Member

I don't have any answer, but I have sympathy. My son is younger and his staff work with him in our home -- but when he makes messes (even those kind of messes) they tend not to clean up after themselves and we can't get 'cleaning' as part of his services.

posted November 17
A MyAutismTeam Member

Here in California residential homes are regulated by Community Care Licensing. A licensee is responsible for the safety and sanitation of the entire facility. Check with your agency to see what the requirements are. It seems to me that anybody operating such a facility would be aware that these things do happen. The catch here is that if the facility does not want to deal with it they can declare failure of placement.

posted November 17

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