See Disability Determination Services (DDS) and Social Security Administration (SSA)
Jurisdictions - Initial and Subsequent Cases DI 20101.001 to decipher whether a claim is DDS jurisdiction or SSA jurisdiction. Do not send
SSA jurisdiction disability claims to the Disability Determination Services (DDS)
for a medical determination.
Send cases that do not require action by the DDS to the Office of Disability Operations
(ODO) or a Program Service Center (PSC) 1–6.
For Certified Electronic Folder (CEF) cases see Certified Electronic Folder (CEF)
Overview DI 81001.005.
Use the following guidelines to determine where to send a disability case when SSA
If the disabled worker is alive and under age 54, send the case to ODO.
If the disabled worker is age 54 or older or is deceased, route the case directly
to the PSC that has jurisdiction of the SSN of the Number Holder (NH).