Evidence of appointment as legal representative is required of anyone filing an application for benefits in this official capacity. A legal representative can be the guardian, trustee, committee or conservator of an individual or the administrator or executor of an estate.
Proof of Court Appointment
- Certified copy of letters of appointment
- "Short" certificate
- Certified copy of the order of appointment
- Any official document issued by the clerk or other proper official of the appointing court
The document submitted must bear the court seal or the signature of the court clerk. If the court papers of appointment were made more than one year before the application is filed, the certification must show that they are still in full force and effect.
If you are unable to furnish any of the documents listed or if you have not been appointed by the court, contact the nearest field office of the RRB. The people there will be glad to assist you.