Disability Determination Services

Nationally recognized for excellence, the New Mexico Disability Determination Services (NMDDS) measures of quality consistently rank amongst the highest in the region and in the nation.

The NMDDS adjudicates cases for Social Security disability benefits. The Social Security Administration (SSA) provides New Mexico (NM) millions of dollars annually for disability benefits.

Nationally, the SSA contracts to provide disability determination services. In NM, SSA contracts with the NMDVR to adjudicate cases for the residents of NM. SSA funds the NMDDS at 100% to include administrative overhead to the NMDVR. As a result of 100% funding, SSA maintains extensive control over the day to day.