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Disability Determination Services

The Tennessee Disability Determination Services (DDS) is a section within the Division of Rehabilitation Services of the Department of Human Services. The DDS operates by agreement between the State of Tennessee and the Social Security Administration to process Social Security and Supplemental Security Income disability claims. The DDS maintains effective working relationships with Social Security’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. The 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:

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



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For more information:
Telephone: (615) 743-7300
Toll-Free, in Tennessee: 1-800-342-1117
TTY: (615) 253-1510
TTY: (Long Distance) 1-877-210-0008
Fax: (615) 253-2727
Fax (Long-Distance): 1-800-419-4290