Dear (Mr. or Ms.) (Last Name):
We are returning the enclosed documents to you because the Disability Determination
Services (DDS) cannot accept appointment or fee-related documents or forms. You must
send these documents directly to the appropriate servicing Social Security Administration
(SSA) office for processing. To locate the servicing office, please use the “Locate
a Social Security office” link on SSA’s website: http://www.socialsecurity.gov/.
The DDS is not authorized to accept documents that relate to appointment of a representative
or representative’s fees. Therefore, all these documents must be filed directly with
an SSA office and not with a DDS office. We will continue to process the claimant’s
application without acknowledging a representative until SSA has received and accepted
NOTE: Notices and correspondence will not be sent to a representative, and no past-due fees for services will be withheld for
possible direct payment of fees for services, until proper appointment is made through
the SSA office.
To avoid any potential delays in processing the appointment or other documents, please
submit the notice of appointment documentation directly to the servicing SSA office
as soon as possible. For more information about representing claimants, visit the
“Representing Social Security Claimants” page on SSA’s website at http://www.socialsecurity.gov/representation.
Thank you for your cooperation.