Most of our readers know by now that the first step in any attempt to secure Social Security Disability benefits is to submit an application. But, how does the Social Security Administration go about actually determining disability?
Most Social Security Income attorneys would probably be able to tell our readers that when an application is submitted, the first stop is an SSA field office. At this stop, SSA representatives will make sure that the application includes all of the relative non-medical data, such as an applicant's age and employment history, as well as verifying marital status and whether or not the applicant is already receiving some other form of Social Security benefits. From there, the application is forwarded to a Disability Determination Services, or DDS.