We require individuals who serve as appointed representatives to complete a registration
process with us to:
Enroll for direct payment of fees, providing information we will reference whenever
we receive Form SSA-1696 (Appointment of Representative) and Form SSA-1695 (Identifying
Information for Possible Direct Payments of Authorized Fees) for a particular case,
Update their registration information when it changes, or
Initiate access to certain electronic services (see GN 03913.020).
Appointed representatives who have registered, may:
Request direct payment of fees by submitting Form SSA-1696 and Form SSA-1695 for each
Initiate a process to access certain electronic services through Electronic Records
Representatives register and update their registration information by faxing Form
SSA-1699 (Registration for Appointed Representative Services and Direct Payment) to
the Office of Earnings Operations (OEO) in the Office of Central Operations (OCO)
at 1-877–268–3827, one form at a time. The field office shreds the SSA-1699, after successfully faxing
the form to OEO.
Click here to obtain the most current Form SSA-1699 in PDF format. Members of the public may
complete and print the SSA-1699 from a link on our website at http://www.socialsecurity.gov/ar/ .
NOTE: Friends, family members, or clergy who occasionally represent others are not eligible
for direct payment of fees or access to electronic services; they do not have to register