Disability Determination Services (DDS)

The Tennessee Disability Determination Services (DDS) is a section within the Division of Rehabilitation Services of the Department of Human Services. DDS operates by agreement between the State of Tennessee and the Social Security Administration to process Social Security and Supplemental Security Income disability claims. DDS maintains effective working relationships with the Social Security Administration’s Area Director’s office, 30 district and branch offices, five Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) offices, medical and psychological associations, legislative offices, the legal community and other state and local organizations that serve the disabled.

DDS strives to provide all persons applying for disability benefits with an accurate decision, processing their claim promptly and providing assistance to the public in a courteous, helpful manner.

For more information on Social Security, go to the following link: www.ssa.gov .

For a status on a pending disability claim, please contact our customer service line at toll free 1-800-342-1117.