SSA Fast Track Process Public Use Files By State And Region

$179 / year

The dataset includes data at national and state level for Fast Track receipts, Disability Determination Services electronic receipts and the percent of Fast Track receipts from total Disability Determination Services electronic receipts. The data contained cover fiscal years (FY) starting with FY 2010.


Social Security Administration (SSA) provides benefits quickly to claimants whose medical conditions are so serious that they clearly meet the disability standards. The two fast-track processes, Quick Disability Determinations (QDD) and Compassionate Allowances (CAL), use technology to identify claimants with the most severe disabilities allowing to expedite SSA decisions on those cases while maintaining accuracy. These initiatives have been two of the greatest successes in recent years. Some cases are approved in a matter of days instead of months. The QDD process uses a computer-based predictive model to screen initial applications to identify cases where a favorable disability determination is highly likely and medical evidence is readily available. By identifying QDD claims early in the process, SSA prioritizes this workload and expedite case processing. SSA has used QDD nationally since February 2008. The QDD predictive model is refined to maximize its capacity to identify accurately these cases, to expand the QDD process to serve additional claimants. The CAL process is a way of quickly identifying diseases and other medical conditions that invariably qualify under the Listing of Impairments based on the minimal objective medical information. The CAL process allows SSA to target quickly the most obviously disabled individuals for allowances based on objective medical evidence that can be obtained quickly.

Fast-tracked cases consist of those cases identified as Quick Disability Determination (QDD), Compassionate Allowance (CAL), or both.

The reporting periods of various fiscal years include:

– Fiscal Year 2010 (September 26, 2009 through September 24, 2010)
– Fiscal Year 2011 (September 25, 2010 through September 30, 2011)
– Fiscal Year 2012 (October 1, 2011 through September 28, 2012)
– Fiscal Year 2013 (September 29, 2012 through September 27, 2013)
– Fiscal Year 2014 (September 28, 2013 through September 26, 2014)
– Fiscal Year 2015 (September 27, 2014 through September 25, 2015)
– Fiscal Year 2016 (September 26, 2015 through September 30, 2016)
– Fiscal Year 2017 (October 01, 2016 through September 29, 2017)

A reporting month runs from the last Saturday of the month through the last Friday of the following month. The dataset are updated and reported annually based on the fiscal year. One of the performance measures for the Agency is to achieve the target percentage of initial disability claims identified as Quick Disability Determination (QDD) or a Compassionate Allowance (CAL). This performance measure is a national percentage based on the cases identified as QDD or CAL for the reporting month of September. SSA derived the percentages reported in these dataset in the same manner as this performance measure except that the criteria is expanded to include fast-tracked cases for the entire reporting FY. The dataset represent the agency’s programmatic disability data used to administer the disability process and are published in official agency reports.

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Disability Determination Services, Disability Determination Receipts, Quick Disability Determinations, Compassionate Allowances, Fast Track Program, Fast Track Receipts, Fast Track By States, Fast Track Region, Fast Track Percent, Fiscal Years

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SSA Quick Disability Determinations Process Public Use Files By State, SSA Fast Track Program By State And Fiscal Year, SSA Disability Determination Services And Fast Track Receipts

YearThe federal fiscal yeardate-
StateThe full name of the state in which the Disability Determination Services (DDS), Extended Service Team (EST) or federal office residesstring-
State_AbbreviationThe abbreviated name of the state in which the Disability Determination Services (DDS), Extended Service Team (EST) or federal office residesstring-
RegionThe regional location for the DDS, EST or federal office that received and accepted the initial disability case after case transfer from the field officestring-
Fast_Track_ReceiptsThe total number of initial disability cases identified as fast-track that were received and accepted by the DDS, EST, or federal site after case transfer from the field office within the fiscal yearintegerlevel : Ratio
Disability_Determination_Services_Electronic_ReceiptsThe total number of DDS electronic receipts that were received and accepted by the DDS, EST, or federal site after case transfer from the field office within the fiscal yearintegerlevel : Ratio
Percent_Of_Fast_Track_ReceiptsThe total number of fast-track receipts divided by the total DDS electronic receipts, expressed as a percentnumberlevel : Ratio
YearStateState AbbreviationRegionFast Track ReceiptsDisability Determination Services Electronic ReceiptsPercent Of Fast Track Receipts
2010ArizonaAZSan Francisco1928459184.2
2010CaliforniaCASan Francisco116722853234.09
2010District of ColumbiaDCPhiladelphia21280952.62