Current course:  SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery (SOAR) Online Course: Adult Curriculum

Steps in the SSA Disability Application Process

This graphic provides an overview of the application process. Each step of the process is explained in greater detail as you move through the SOAR Online Course.

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SSA Disability Approval Process

*For more information on SSA's five-step Sequential Evaluation Process used by DDS to determine disability, go to the Social Security Administration's Benefits Planner: Disability | How You Qualify page and/or the Disability Determination: The SSA Sequential Evaluation page.