Congressional Response Report: Progress in Developing the Disability Case Processing System as of November 2016

Date: 
Friday, December 2, 2016
Report Number: 
A-14-17-50174
Report Type: 
Audit Report
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 We issued this report to evaluate the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) progress toward developing and implementing its Disability Case Processing System (DCPS) as of November 2016.

SSA partners with State disability determination services (DDS) to evaluate disability claims and make disability determinations. The DDSs use various customized systems to process disability cases.

DCPS is an SSA initiative to develop a common system the Agency expects will simplify system support and maintenance, improve the speed and quality of the disability process, and reduce the overall growth rate of infrastructure costs.