If you successfully get through the first steps of your application for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), you will likely be asked to visit Disability Determination Services (DDS). There, you will be subjected to an interview and medical examination to determine if your condition qualifies you for disability benefits. Here are five things you should do to prepare for your DDS exam:
Before you can obtain either Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, you will need to be evaluated by Disability Determination Services (DDS). This office is a critical part of the process, but many people do not understand what they are or what role they serve. So what is DDS, and why are they so important to applying for Social Security disability benefits?