Doctors In NC Who Do Disability Determinations

Mar 11, 2011 No Comments by Charles Hall

There are doctors in NC who do disability determinations for Social Security. These doctors work for Disability Determination Services (DDS), an agency of the NC state government. This is not an NC Department of Disability but it works that way. DDS works under contract with the Social Security Administration.

The doctors in NC who do disability determinations are not the ones doing the medical examinations, however. The doctors in NC who do disability determinations never actually see the Social Security disability claimants. The doctors in NC who do disability determinations sit in their offices and review medical records.

When a Social Security disability claimant is sent by DDS for a medical examination, it is to a consultative physician. That physician writes a report and sends it to DDS where the doctors in NC who do disability determinations review it. Often the consultative physician will send in a report saying that the claimant is disabled but the doctors in NC who do disability determinations will still find the claimant not disabled.

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Charles Hall is the lead attorney for the Charles Hall Law Firm in Raleigh, NC. He has been practicing in the Social Security Disability law field since 1979, is published, and is ready to help new clients win their benefits in North Carolina.