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.
- Review the 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.
- Review the guidelines for new admissions to sign-up current residents for electronic payments.
You can sign up on this website or call the U.S. Treasury Electronic Payment Solution Center at 1-877-874-6347. Click here for our current operating hours. You can also 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).
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 representative payee may not authorize a beneficiary's payments into a Resident Trust Account.
- Contact list for transitioning federal benefit payments to direct deposit.
- Customized newsletter article inform your patients, residents and their families about the electronic payments requirement.
- Glossary of key words
- Presentation that includes information on common situations nursing homes may encounter and how to help residents convert to direct deposit.