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SSA logo: link to Social Security Online home  §405.105 Quick disability determination process.

(a) If we identify your claim as one involving a high degree of probability that you are disabled, and we expect that your allegations will be easily and quickly verified, we will refer your claim to a Quick Disability Determination Unit, comprised of experienced State agency disability examiners.

(b) If we send your claim to a Quick Disability Determination Unit, within 20 days of the date your claim is received by the unit, that unit must:

(1) Have a medical or psychological expert (as defined in §405.5 of this part) verify that the medical evidence in the file is sufficient to determine that, as of your alleged onset date, your physical or mental impairment(s) meets the standards we establish for making quick disability determinations, and

(2) Subject to the provisions of paragraph (c) of this section, make the quick disability determination as described in §405.110.

(c) If the Quick Disability Determination Unit cannot make a determination that is fully favorable to you within 20 days of receiving it or if there is an unresolved disagreement between the disability examiner and the medical or psychological expert, the State agency will adjudicate your claim using the applicable procedures in subpart Q of part 404 or subpart J of part 416 of this chapter or both, and will apply subpart P of part 404 or subpart I of part 416 of this chapter or both.

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