TN 6 (04-12)
GN 03970.055 Recognizing a Representative Pending Decision on the Charges
A representative against whom charges to suspend or disqualify are pending may represent
claimants before the Social Security Administration (SSA). When such an individual
presents himself or herself as a representative in a claim, he or she is to be recognized
and treated in the same manner as any other representative. However, SSA advises the
representative that if a hearing officer or the Appeals Council issues a decision
to suspend or disqualify him or her, SSA will not recognize him or her as a claimants’
representative as of the date of the sanction decision is final and effective.
NOTE: Refer questions regarding this section to the appropriate Office of General Counsel
(OGC) electronically at the addresses listed in GN 03970.070A.