Please be informed of the Marshall Islands Social Security Administration’s (MISSA) new policy on addressing and/or depositing of benefit checks effective September 26, 2011.
MISSA will only allow net benefit check payments to be addressed to the registered mailing address of
the benefit payee, deposited to the benefit payee’s sole/individual account only, or through general delivery (pick up at MISSA).
MISSA shall only accept benefit checks to be deposited to the beneficiary’s sole and individual account and not allow deposits to any joint account, except for off-island benefit payees who are terminally ill and are physically incapable of opening an account on their own. Sufficient evidence must be provided to the satisfaction of the administration for an exception to be granted.
Current beneficiaries with existing payment addresses and depository accounts, contrary to the above policy, must update their accounts and addresses otherwise their benefit will be put on hold starting September 2011.