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Division of Disability Determination Benefits

The Ohio OOD Division of Disability Determination (DDD), in agreement with the Social Security Administration (SSA), determines medical eligibility for Ohioans who apply for Social Security disability benefits. Benefits include:

Disability, under the SSA, is based on an individual’s inability to work. SSA uses the same definition for both benefit types. Unlike workers' compensation or veteran’s benefits, SSA has no partial disability category. DDD is a federally regulated division of OOD. It receives 100 percent of its funding from SSA.

Apply for Social Security disability benefits, learn about the disability claim process.

Assist someone filing for Social Security disability benefits.

Discover partnership opportunities for health professionals.

Team with DDD, raise disability awareness (agencies/nonprofits)