Nursing Facilities

Nursing Homes and Treasury’s Electronic Payments Requirement

People who live in nursing homes – and the organizations themselves – must comply with Treasury’s electronic payment requirement.

What Nursing Homes Need To Do

  • Determine which current residents receive a federal benefit payment by paper check and help them make the switch to direct deposit.
    • Guidelines on how to sign-up current residents for electronic payments
       
  • Review intake procedures; ensure you are using the most current forms from the Social Security Administration and other paying agencies.
    • Guidelines on how to sign-up new admissions for electronic payments
       
  • You can sign up on this website, call the U.S. Treasury Electronic Payment Solution Center at (800) 333-1795, Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST for assistance, or visit your local Social Security Administration office (this is usually required when a nursing facility is establishing representative payee status on behalf of a patient).

Please note:
Treasury’s regulation 31 CFR Part 210 permits payments to Skilled Nursing Facilities' Resident Trust Accounts if approved/authorized by the beneficiary. Please note that a rep payee may not authorize a beneficiary's payments into a Resident Trust Account.

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