CONSUMER CREDIT COUNSELING EXPANDS PROGRAM IN KLAMATH COUNTY
Payee Service program helps disabled and elderly safely pay bills
MEDFORD, OR—Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Southern Oregon (CCCS) today announced that they have been certified by the Oregon Department of Human Services to start accepting Oregon Money Management clients in Klamath County.
The Oregon Money Management Program (OMMP) Payee Service provides personal money management assistance to people who are disabled, who are 18 years of age and older, or to those who are 60 years and older, are required to have a payee by a federal payer and do not have family or friends who are able to help them.
“This news from the State is welcome as we continue to expand to reach more people in southern Oregon, and work to better meet their needs,” said Bill Ihle, Executive Director and CEO of CCCS. “We already serve OMMP clients in Jackson & Josephine Counties, and now we will add Klamath County. This is a validation of the success of this program, which provides vital services to those in need.”
CCCS has been serving individuals in the OMMP program in Jackson and Josephine Counties since 2011. A key part of the program includes meeting the client’s essential needs, placing priority on meeting covering basic expenses such as housing, utilities, food and medical expenses.
CCCS is an approved agency with the Social Security Administration for the Representative Payee Program. Through this program, CCCS receives Social Security Benefits on the clients’ behalf and issues payments for their monthly expenditures.