DDS stands for Disability Determination Services. They process initial and reconsideration applications for people who file for Social Security Disability and NC Medicaid Benefits. They are located in Raleigh, NC. After you file an initial application, your case is sent to DDS for an examiner to review. The DDS examiner will send you paperwork to fill out. Fill out this paperwork as soon as you can. If you delay in returning this information to your examiner that elongates the time that you will be waiting for disability benefits.
Your examiner may call you and ask questions about where you are receiving medical treatment. Be courteous and answer their questions in a timely manner. DDS has a 70% denial rate, but being uncooperative will not help you get on Social Security Benefits. At the Bishop Law Firm, we have experience dealing with DDS and can help you at the initial or reconsideration levels.