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Money Management Programs
CAPECO Money Management Program(CMMP) provides Representative Payee and Bill Pay Assistance services to help all individuals maintain independence, obtain financial security, and prevent financial abuse**. This Program is certified and approved by the Social Security Administration and the Veterans Administration.
Oregon Money Management Program (OMMP) provides Representative Payee and Bill Pay Assistance services through a trained and certified volunteer to those age 18 and older who are also very low-income. These services are provided throughout Eastern Oregon (Umatilla, Morrow, Grant, Baker, Union, Wallowa, Malheur, and Harney counties). Easter Seals of Oregon is proud to be the State Coordinating Agency for the Oregon Money Management Program with financial support from the Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS).
Representative Payee Services - are provided by both Money Management Programs. The Program is appointed by the referring agency to manage the client account. An individualized budget is prepared. All bills and bank accounts are handled by this program. Participants may assist with their finances; however, Representative Payees will ensure that basic expenses and necessary payments are given priority.
Bill Pay Assistance - is provided by both Money Management Programs and ONLY assists with the organization of bills, bank statements, and reconciling the participants account. All bills and bank accounts are maintained under the participant's control. This program is NOT responsible for any bank fees or charges or any late payment fees assessed by a creditor. Full responsibility for these accounts lay solely with the owner of the account. This service is provided on a case by case basis.
Referrals are accepted from:
- Aging and People with Disabilities
- Social Security Administration
- Veterans Administration
- Trust Accounts
- Other Funding Sources/Partnering Agencies/Faith-Based Organizations
- Family requests for assistance
For more information about these programs, call 541-276-1926.
**Financial abuse involves unauthorized use of an elderly person’s funds or property, either by a family member, caregiver, or a stranger. Signs of Financial Abuse may include:
- Significant withdrawals from accounts
- Unpaid bills or lack of medical care
- Unnecessary services, goods, or subscriptions
- Financial activity the elder couldn't have done
- Changes in the elder's financial condition
- Items or cash missing from the household
If you suspect financial abuse of yourself or a loved one, please contact: Aging and People with Disabilities at 1-800-442-4352 OR your local Law Enforcement office.
Social Security Administration or call 1-877-405-0480