Form SSA-1696-U4, Appointment of Representative is a form used for appointing a third-party representative who will act on your behalf when doing business with the Social Security Administration (SSA). The form - also known as the SSA Form 1696-U4 or the SSA Appointment of Representative - was released on March 1, 2018. An SSA-1696-U4 fillable form is available for download and digital filing below.
Dealing with the SSA may be troublesome - especially for the individuals requesting disability benefits - and often requires a lot of paperwork. In this case, the SSA gives you an opportunity to appoint a representative who will deal with the official procedures for you. You may choose any person you want to act as your representative, including your attorney or close relative. It is very important that you appoint a qualified and reliable person because the appointed representative will have the right to act for you in most Social Security cases, and the SSA will work with this person just as they would with you.