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SSDI: Determination Process


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It is advisable to stay on top of the process when your file moves to the state agency generally known as Disability Determination Service (DDS) for determination about whether you are "disabled".

  • Check our recommended time table for following up.
  • Help gather any information that is missing. It will not only help speed a determination about your claim, it will also give you an opportunity to have more control about what is submitted to Social Security.
  • If you're asked to take a medical exam, we suggest you ask that your own doctor conduct it.

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