Checks & Balance

Checks & Balance

 

Ursuline Support Services’ Checks & Balance Program provides a volunteer bill paying program, sponsored by the Allegheny County Area Agency on Aging. This program provides assistance to adults and those with disabilities who have difficulty maintaining their monthly financial obligations. This program matches trained volunteers with adults that need help budgeting and assuring their bills are paid on time. The volunteers prepare bills for payment, assist with check writing and balance checkbooks.

Representative Payee
When an individual is no longer able to manage their monthly financial obligations, they may request the support of a Representative Payee through the Social Security Administration. Individuals who are appropriate for this support relinquish all controls of monthly benefits and bill paying. Ursuline assumes responsibility of the participant’s financial obligations and provides them with a monthly stipend for incidentals. A program representative meets with these consumers one-to-one to assess their individual needs. If ever an individual’s needs exceed the Checks & Balance Program’s offerings, the consumer is guided to the appropriate agencies and services in Allegheny County.


Individual Assessment
All participants of the Checks & Balance program are assessed by the program director to determine the appropriate level of support, resources or referrals needed. If you or someone you know would like more information about the Checks & Balance program, please contact us for more information: 412-224-4700.