Any situation involving representation by DDS personnel will be reported to the DDS
employee's employing office for its appropriate action. If the DDS employee otherwise
qualifies as a representative, he must be accepted. If, after being appointed as the
representative, the DDS employee reports to SSA that he is withdrawing as the claimant's
representative, the claims folder will be documented accordingly. Prosecution of the
claim will then proceed through the claimant or his subsequently appointed representative.