Bi-Weekly Transition Forum
GVRA will be hosting a Transition forum that will walk parents, students, and special education professionals through the process of getting connected with GVRA and further details for Pre-Employment Transition Services and Transition Services through GVRA.
Disability Adjudication Services
What We Do
Disability Adjudication Services (DAS) works with the Social Security Administration (SSA) to make disability determinations for Georgia citizens who apply for entitlement programs administered by the SSA. These programs include Disability Insurance (SSDI) for workers who pay FICA taxes, and Supplemental Security Income (SSI), a disability needs program. The number of claims handled changes annually.
DAS staff obtains pertinent applicant information and uses the program legal criteria and policy standards to decide eligibility for payments. In an average month, Social Security disburses almost $387 million in disability benefits to eligible Georgia taxpayers.
Services We Provide
Benefits for those who file applications may include (on approved and/or disapproved claims):
• Initial and first appeal decisions on federal entitlement disability programs.
• Personal disability hearings for beneficiaries whose claims are being appealed after
cessation of benefits has been recommended.
• Eligibility determinations for health care benefits under Medicare (SSDI) and Medicaid
• Assistance to DFCS Medicaid Unit to determine earliest date that state Medicaid may
assist with payment of a qualified individual’s past medical expenses.