DI 81010.005 Electronic Disability Collect System (EDCS) Overview
EDCS is a web-based application that is used by the Field Office (FO) to record disability information for a claim. The information collected in EDCS mirrors the information collected on the paper disability reports (e.g., SSA – 3368) and Internet Disability Reports (IDRs). Employees in other components (i.e. Disability Determination Services (DDS), Office of Quality Performance (OQP), Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR), and Processing Centers (PC) use eView to view the information entered into EDCS by the FO.
A. Accessing EDCS
Access EDCS via:
B. Disability Reports Available for Completion in EDCS
1. Initial Claims/Disability Reports
The following forms are available for initial claims processing:
SSA-3367 Disability Report – Field Office;
SSA-3368 Disability Report – Adult;
SSA-3820 Disability Report – Child; and
SSA-3369 Work History Report (if required per Completing the SSA-3369 - DI 11005.025).
For details on completing EDCS forms for initial claims, see Completing EDCS Forms for Initial Claims - DI 81010.025. For general information regarding paper disability forms see Forms Used in Disability Claims - DI 11005.016. Data Propagation - DI 81010.035, provides instructions regarding data propagated from an IDR.
2. Appeals (Reconsiderations and Hearings)
The following forms are available for appeals processing:
SSA-3367 Disability Report – Field Office (for Reconsideration)
SSA-3441 Disability Report – Appeal (for Reconsideration, and Hearing requests)
For details on processing Appeals in EDCS, see Processing Appeals in EDCS - DI 81010.150.