Social Security is implementing sweeping changes to the way it processes Disability claims. One of these changes is Quick Disability Determinations. This is an automatic process where Social Security computers will identify certain types of disabilities for approval in 20 calendar days.
This is not something you can request when filing your disability claim, Social Security computers will screen your alleged disability along with your medical evidence to determine if your claim is eligible for 20 day approval automatically. Social Security is not publicizing this program to the general public. When you call Social Security’s toll-free number, the representatives will not volunteer information about the Quick Disability Determinations program, unless you ask.
To find out if your claim is being processed under Quick Disability Determinations 20 day approval, call Social Security’s toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 and ask about QDD.