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