I'm looking at the SSA-1696 form. The form that allows someone to designate a representative for interactions with the Social Security Administration. It seems to prohibit anyone that works for, or has worked for, the federal government from being a representative. As is true for many government forms, it's ambiguous. Does it mean any current or former federal employee is disqualified or only current or former federal employees that did something to make them disqualified? It seems strange that simply working for the US government would make you ineligible to represent anyone forever. The text is as follows.
"I am not disqualified from representing the claimant as a current or former officer or employee of the United States"