The claimant, legal guardian, conservator, authorized representative, or power of attorney may sign the application. If the applicant has a conservator, instruct the court appointed conservator to sign and complete the application. If the claimant has a guardian, either the guardian or the claimant may sign the application. If needed, conduct the interview with the guardian or conservator. The claimant’s presence is not required. A claimant who applies on their own may designate an Authorized Representative at any time to assist them in completing the application process. NOTE: If the signature is by mark, two witnesses are necessary.