Michael J. Astrue, Commissioner of Social Security, today announced that Social Security will publish a proposed regulation to extend the quick disability determination (QDD) process to all State disability determination services. The process now operating in the Boston region utilizes a predictive model that analyzes specific elements of data within the electronic claims file. It identifies claims where there is a high potential that the claimant is disabled and where evidence of the claimantâ€™s allegations can be quickly and easily verified.
â€œThe length of time many people wait for a disability decision is unacceptable,â€ Astrue said.
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