The Maryland Disability Determination Services (DDS) claims examiners, staff physicians and psychologists determine the eligibility of Maryland applicants for Social Security Administration's (SSA) two disability programs.
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These programs are:
Applicants for SSDI and SSI can file for benefits:
If the applicant has enough work credits (SSDI) or meets the income/resource criteria (SSI), SSA will send the case file to DDS, which gathers medical and related information to see if the applicant is disabled according to Social Security law.
Social Security's Definition of Disability ->
Division of Rehabilitation Services
PO Box 6338
410-308-4360 or 800-492-4283 x 4360