(1) A representative payee may be:
(a) The person, organization, institution or agency that acts as your representative payee for supplemental security income (SSI);
(b) Your parent, if you are under eighteen;
(c) Your spouse; or
(d) A person, organization, institution or agency you select if the department approves your selection.
(2) If you select a representative payee under subsection (1) (d) of this section, the department will evaluate the selection according to the following criteria:
(a) The relationship of the payee to you;
(b) The amount of interest the payee shows in you;
(c) Any legal authority the payee has to act on your behalf;
(d) Whether the payee has custody of you; and
(e) Whether the payee is in a position to know of and look after your needs.
(3) The DDD director or designee will approve or deny your request for a representative under subsection (1)(d) of this section.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.10.020, 2002 c 371. 04-02-015, § 388-827-0210, filed 12/29/03, effective 1/29/04.]