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What New York Residents Should Know About Social Security Disability Appointment Letters

Frank J. Dito, Jr.
Car accident, personal injury and workers’ compensation attorney serving Staten Island and Brooklyn New York.

When you apply for Social Security disability benefits, you may receive a Social Security disability appointment letter. There are different types of correspondence that will be sent out to claimants. It is important to understand what the appointment letter is for and how it could affect the outcome of your case.

Social Security Disability Appointment Letter:  Medical Examination

A medical examination notice is a letter you may receive after you have applied for benefits. This will advise you of the need to schedule an appointment with the Disability Determination Services (DDS). DDS is a state agency responsible for evaluating Social Security Administration claims. This appointment letter may be sent out in order to get additional medical information from you so a decision can be made on your claim.

Social Security Disability Appointment Letter:  Hearing Date

Another Social Security disability appointment letter commonly received pertains to a hearing date for your case. This comes from the Office of Hearings and Appeals. There will be important instructions to follow so the office knows you have received this Social Security disability appointment letter. Failing to follow the instructions could negatively impact your claim.