Lehana Guyette works as an advocate for Green Mountain Self-Advocates. She is also an active local organizer with the Vermont Workers Center. She speaks at rallies calling for health care for everyone as part of the Health Care Is a Human Right Campaign. Lehana represents people with disabilities on the Governor’s Health Equity Advisory Commission working to reduce health disparities in Vermont. Lehana is making a video to explain the steps she took to become her own payee. You have the right to receive your own Social Security check and learn how to handle your money yourself. Lehana is a member of Capitol Advocates Together, a local self-advocacy group in Montpelier, Vermont.
Lehana shares her story in the video below about how she became her own payee for her SSI benefits. Learn more by going to the Green Mountain Self-Advocates resource page.
Lehana and other Youth Ambassadors sit down for a discussion about alternatives to guardianship in their states for the Self-Determination channel hosted by Ashley Mathy.