Department of Labor & Workforce Development

Guidance and Support for Healthcare Providers

Female doctor reviews her patient's records

Doctors and other health professionals play a major role in ensuring that their patients are aware of the provisions of the Social Security Disability Program. If you are involved directly in patient care, you probably have received requests from a Disability Determination Services to submit medical information on behalf of some of your patients. You are the key to an effective disability program, whose goal is to award benefits promptly and accurately to people who are totally disabled, consistent with Social Security criteria.