The Disability Determination Services Unit of DVR is a state administered federal program that serves Delawareans who are unable to work because of a disability. The DDS develops, adjudicates, and processes disability claims of residents for Social Security disability benefits. The unit staff determines if:
- A person meets the statutory definition of a disability as defined in the Social Security Act.
- The disabled individual meets medical eligibility to receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
While governed by the Social Security Administration and 100% federally funded, DDS is a state agency that is usually co-located with the state VR agency. The Delaware DDS makes approximately 8000 disability decisions per year for the State of Delaware.
Deputy Director Theora Lowe-Staton is responsible for the operations of the DDS unit. For more information about Social Security Disability Benefits and Services click on the following link www.ssa.gov.
DDS Contact Information
Creekwood Office Complex
920 W. Basin Road, Suite 300
New Castle, DE 19720
Phone: (302) 324-7600
Fax: (866) 373-8089