Boston Model for Quick Disability Decision Extended Nationwide

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 claimant’s allegations can be quickly and easily verified.

“The length of time many people wait for a disability decision is unacceptable,” Astrue said.

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