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Do You Have A Serious Disability? The Quick Disability Determination (QDD) Process May Help You Receive Benefits Quickly

By Kenton Koszdin on August 20, 2018 | In Disability Insurance

Do You Have A Serious Disability? The Quick Disability Determination (QDD) Process May Help You Receive Benefits Quickly

Quick Disability Determination (QDD) is a process by which the Social Security Administration (SSA) expeditiously attempts to process claims for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Supplemental Security Income (SSI). For those applicants that qualify, the Kenton Koszdin Law Office has the expertise and experience to provide the necessary representation and assistance throughout the entire Quick Disability Determination process.

Social Security utilizes a complex predictive computer modeling program to analyze an applicant’s electronic file for certain factors that demonstrate a high probability that a finding of “disabled” will be rendered. If the aforementioned factors are present and the relevant criteria are met, a claimant’s application for disability benefits is presented to a special QDD panel for review and decision. Once the SSA decides that a disability claim qualifies for QDD, a disability claims examiner reviews it and may approve it based on the information in the application and medical record.

The following is the important point about the Quick Disability Determination (QDD) process: Unlike the Social Security disability determination process for claims that are not sufficiently serious, the examiner doesn’t have to request that a medical expert review the file. Also of importance is the fact that an examiner must have a medical expert review the evidence on file before rejecting a claim. In other words, if the QDD examiner wants to deny the application through the QDD system, it may not do so without an expert opinion.

Social Security may approve a case within 20 days of the filing of an application if a claimant’s medical records are complete and the date a disability began (onset date) can be readily and expediently determined. However, if an alleged onset date is longer than a few months, the SSA may deny a claim and place it in the normal determination process.

If the Quick Disability Determination (QDD) panel does not recommend the claim for approval through the QDD process; doesn’t render a “fully favorable” decision finding an applicant disabled as of the alleged onset date; or disagrees with the recommendation of the medical consultant, a claim is placed in the regular disability determination process.

One of the best ways to make sure you understand all the steps and processes associated with applying for social security disability benefits is to retain the services of a qualified California Social Security Disability attorney. An injury, illness or disability may prevent anyone from performing his or her job to the best of his or her ability. My office is here to protect those who are injured on the job. My office is here to protect those who are disabled, sick, ill and unable to work. The primary goal of the Kenton Koszdin Law Office is to help our clients get as well as possible physically and financially. Contact the Kenton Koszdin Law Office today for a free consultation. We even offer free in-home consultations! Call 800-438-7734 or visit us online. It will be a pleasure to hear from you. Se habla espańol!

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