And welcome to Social Security Disability Claims
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My name is Loretta and I am your site editor. I am also an ex Social Security disability
examiner, having left my position with Disability Determination Services in August 2005.
The goal of this site is to provide you with information on the Social Security disability
process as it relates to services provided by the Disability Determination Services office (DDS) , a
contractual arm of the Social Security Administration (SSA).
This DDS is a state agency which employs disability examiners (DEs) who assist in making medical and vocational
determinations on your Social Security Disability and SSI benefit claims. In some states DEs might also make
These examiners -- usually in consultation with staff medical consultants -- basically decide whether or not
you are disabled using the guidelines and policies as set forth by the SSA.
In some DDS offices, disability examiners can be certified and
designated as "Single Decision Makers", which means they have the authority to make a decision on some claims
without the input of a staff medical doctor or staff psychologist.
You will learn all about the different players at the DDS office on this website as more and more information
is added. So do bookmark this site and come back often for updates or you can subscribe to
Claims ESP, my Free Disability Examiners Newsletter to be notified when the site is
In October 2008, I completed an electronic book (ebook), titled: Getting Social Security Disability: Your 9
Step Individual Action Plan. You can learn more about it at 9 Steps 2
This downloadable ebook features tips and strategies to assist you in getting a quick and
favorable decision on your disability benefits claim. It will also give you an inside look at how the DDS
operates so that you will be better prepared to deal with your disability claims
This title is also available to be downloaded onto your Kindle Reader, and
in August 2011 became available in softcover edition for your reading
Again, welcome to Social Security Disability Claims ESP, your online source for all things
related to getting a faster, more accurate decision on your disability claim.
I'm wishing you all the best as you go forward with your