Useful Links Regarding Social Security Claims
We hope the following links will help you to understand basic issues related to Social Security Disability claims. These links do not offer all information necessary to properly assess your claim for disability. The following information may or may not be applicable to your case. Social Security rules, regulations and case law are vast and generally require the need for professional guidance and discussion. These links are here to offer some basic resources and background information about Social Security claims. If you have questions about the following information and how it may or may not pertain to your claim for benefits, we certainly encourage you to contact us today to discuss your disability claim and related questions.
Disability Determination Services ("DDS") is contracted by the State of Virginia to review Social Security claims at the initial levels of review. In other words, they are looking at the evidence after you filed your application. If you are turned down, they also look at your claim again on appeal which is known as a "Request for Reconsideration". In certain cases where the evidence is unclear, they may send you to one of their doctors.
Disability Determination Services Main Page:
Information about Disability in General:
The following links may help you discover more information about other disability related benefits: Virginia Workers' Compensation Website: http://www.vwc.state.va.us/portal/vwc-website
Virginia Retirement System Website: http://www.varetire.org/
United States Department of Veterans Affairs Compensation Website:
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