What is the Division of Disability Determinations?

Published on: December 10, 2015

Social Security Disability Benefits

The Disability Experts of Florida can answer any of your questions about disability benefits—including questions about the Division of Disability Determinations.

In short, the Division of Disability Determinations plays a major role in determining your overall eligibility for disability benefits claims. The Division of Disability Determinations is responsible for determining the medical eligibility of Florida residents who are applying for disability benefits under the federal Social Security and Supplemental Security Income programs, as well as the state's Medically Needy program. The Division of Disability Determinations is also responsible for reviewing existing beneficiaries under these federal programs to determine if the beneficiaries will continue to be eligible for disability benefits. The Division of Disability Determinations makes all decisions on initial claims and Reconsiderations in the State of Florida.

Division of Disability Determinations Application Flow

When you seek disability benefits through the Social Security Act, you must first file your disability benefits application at your local Social Security field office. Or, your application will be filed at a local Department of Children and Families (DCF) office when benefits are sought through the Medically Needy program. The applications are then forwarded to The Division of Disability Determinations. Here, they will determine whether the applicant is medically eligible for benefits. Next, claims are returned to the SSA or the DCF for a final decision of non-medical eligibility and activation of any benefits that are due to the applicant.

Questions About the Division of Disability Determinations and More

If you are filing for disability benefits and have questions about the Division of Disability Determinations, call Disability Experts of Florida. We can help explain the process for applying for disability benefits, and we can explain the process your claim will follow at the Division of Disability Determination once you file. We can also provide expert information on filing for specific disabilities. If you have questions about disability benefits for the specific condition for which you are filing a claim, our disability advocates can provide expert knowledge on the specific SSA requirements for your specific disability benefits claims. We can help you file your claim, knowing what is needed for the best chances at being awarded benefits for the specific condition you have filed for.

Call the Disability Experts Today

At Disability Experts of Florida, we are available any time you have questions and will discuss your claim with you, answering all of your questions about your claim, your eligibility, or other questions you may have. We will fight to help you get the disability benefits you need. Give us a call today to discuss your claim and get started on your disability benefits application.

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