A claimant must notify us in writing (e.g., Form SSA-1696 or "equivalent writing")
if he or she appoints an individual to represent him or her in dealings with us. A
claimant must also let us know in writing when he or she wants to revoke a representative's
appointment. Likewise, an appointed representative must notify us in writing when
he or she wants to withdraw from an appointment. Claimants and representatives have
these options to use our forms for their actions.