Who decides if I am disabled?

At the initial application stage and the reconsideration stage (in states that have reconsideration), the Disability Determination Bureau ("DDB") in the state in which you live determines whether or not you are disabled.  At the hearing level, an Administrative Law Judge ("ALJ") in an Office of Disability Adjudication and Review ("ODAR") determines whether or not you are disabled. The Indianapolis disability attorney team at Keller & Keller can provide a free consultation and determine if they can help you with your disability appeal.