Thursday, October 30, 2014

What is a Social Security disability 1696 form?

It is the most basic of forms for Social Security disability practitioners.  It is called the Appointment of Representative form.  The purpose of the form is to tell SSA the attorney or representative represents the claimant.  It amazes me how many lawyers fail to grasp the importance of this form and to fill it out in a timely fashion.  When you don't have this form, 1) you can't represent the claimant, and 2) you look like an incompetent attorney.  Get the form.  Fill it out.  Have your client.  Sign it--sign it twice.

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