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  • Linking Functional Information to Diagnosis and Impairment

    For applicants with mental disorders, DDS examiners look at a person’s ability to function in four primary areas. Your responsibility is to describe the functioning of the individual in as much detail as possible and to document how the person’s illness impairs his or her ability to function and maintain employment at a substantial gainful level.

  • Interviewing for the MSR

    One of the most important tasks for you to accomplish is to make the link between diagnosis and functional impairment so that DDS can fully understand the applicant’s disability. This article discusses how to ask questions that elicit the information you will use to write your Medical Summary Report (MSR).

  • SSA-3368: Adult Disability Report

    The SSA-3368: Adult Disability Report helps DDS to obtain a complete picture of the applicant’s medical history and treatment. Complete information is essential. Be sure to include all information available to you.

    SSA Forms
  • SOAR Webinar: SOAR Enhances Income Stability in AIAN Communities

    On this webinar, held on April 28, 2022, representatives from both the systems and community level shared best practices for engaging Native individuals to complete SOAR-assisted applications and discussed strategies for gaining buy-in for SOAR from Native Communities in both urban and rural settings.

    28 Apr 2022