How do I know if I’m an Authorized Legal Representative (ALR)?

An Authorized Legal Representative (ALR) is someone who is legally authorized under state and federal law to make decisions for the beneficiary. You’re an ALR if you are selected by the eligible beneficiary with legal capacity, you have Power of Attorney, are a conservator or legal guardian, are a spouse, parent, sibling, or grandparent, or are a representative payee (individual or organization), in that order of priority.

If you don’t have Power of Attorney for a beneficiary, you can find more information here.