Supported Decision-Making (SDM) (for Minors)

Supported Decision-Making (SDM) What is it? Supported decision-making (SDM) applies to all types of decision-making. SDM supports people to understand and make decisions about their lives. A youth using SDM selects trusted advisors such as family members, friends, or...

Durable Power of Attorney (DPOA)

Durable Power of Attorney (DPOA) What is it? DPOA allows you to choose someone else to make certain decisions for you and it keeps working even if you cannot make decisions for yourself anymore. You can write it so it ONLY works if you cannot make decisions for...

Conservatorship

Conservatorship What is it? If an adult with a disability cannot make their own decisions, the court can legally assign someone else to make decisions for them. The person the court assigns to make decisions is called a “conservator”. Along with letters of...

Representative Payee

Representative Payee What is it? A person who manages your Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and/or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) check. If you get Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and need help managing the money or checks and paying bills, you can...