TN 9 (06-13)
DI 23022.020 Compassionate Allowances and Quick Disability Determinations Fast-Track Adjudicator Qualifications
20 CFR §§ 404.1603, 404.1620, 416.1003, 416.1020
The disability determination services (DDS) selects experienced adjudicators to participate in the Compassionate Allowances (CAL) and Quick Disability Determinations (QDD) fast-track processes using the following criteria:
knowledge of the Social Security disability programs, particularly the Listing of Impairments; and
case development and case management skills, with particular emphasis on meeting processing time and quality standards.
NOTE: DDS administrators determine if CAL and QDD adjudicators require any additional experience.