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About Disability Determination Services

The Disability Determination Services - DDS is contracted to the Social Security Administration - SSA to adjudicate medical eligibility for disability benefits under Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income rules and regulations. Additionally, the DDS processes claims for DSHS Non-Grant Medical Assistance.

Division Director:
Duane French
Point Plaza West Building 2, Floor 2
6737 Capitol Blvd. S.
P.O. Box 9303 MS 45550
Tumwater, WA 98501

Assistant Director:
Jim Yerxa
Point Plaza West Building 2, Floor 2
6737 Capitol Blvd. S.
P.O. Box 9303 MS 45550
Tumwater, WA 98501

DDS Mission:

To serve our customers by providing accurate & timely disability decisions through efficient use of public resources in accordance with Social Security Administration Regulations.

DDS Vision:

Promoting excellence and innovation in public service


How Do I Apply?

Call 1-800-772-1213 or

visit www.ssa.gov/disability or

find a social security office near you.