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DDS Overview

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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Last year, DDS reviewed 75,883 claims while exceeding national and regional accuracy rates.
DDS claims processor at her workstation.

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.  

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Contact Information
Disability Determination Services

Division of Rehabilitation Services

PO Box 6338

Timonium, MD 21094-6338
Phone: 

410-308-4360 or 800-492-4283 x 4360

TTY/TDD: 

410-308-4550

Email:  md.dd.timonium.dds@ssa.gov
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Division of Rehabilitation Services • 2301 Argonne Drive • Baltimore, MD 21218 • 410-554-9442 • 888-554-0334
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