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SSI: The Questions Which Are Asked To Determine Whether You Are Disabled


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An office of the state in which you reside determines whether you are "disabled." The office is generally referred to as DDS.

The rules for determining disability are different from the disability rules in other government and private programs. However, a decision made by another agency and the medical reports it obtains may be considered in determining whether you are disabled under Social Security rules.

Each DDS office asks five questions in the following order:

There are special rules for Blindness

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