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Guardianship & Representative Payee


The Arc of Bristol County provides a full range of guardianship services for individuals. As guardian of the person, The Arc monitors all facets of the person’s life from services they receive, to medical attention they need.  The Arc will work with the agencies providing services to the individuals to insure they are part of programming that will meet their individual needs.  The Arc will also work with hospitals and medical staff to secure necessary treatment is provided to the person.

For more information, contact Susan Astle, Director of Guardianship Services: 508-679-0001.

Representative Payee

To obtain Representative Payee Services, you must meet the definition of mental retardation or developmental disability in Rhode Island or in Massachusetts. You must receive some type of support services either through us or another agency and be in need of a payee. We do charge an administrative fee which is set by the Social Security Administration. For more information contact us at (508) 226-1445.

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