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DDS Operating Status during COVID-19 Emergency

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

DDS Operating Status during COVID-19 Emergency
On March 11, 2020, Mayor Muriel Bowser declared both a state of emergency and a public health emergency, effective immediately, to provide additional coordination for the District’s response to the coronavirus (COVID-19). Our agency remains open and we  continue to provide essential services. There are changes in how some services are provided. See below. 

Intake Procedures for Vocational Rehabilitation Services – DC Residents with disabilities can file an on-line application for vocational rehabilitation services at We will schedule an intake appointment and advise them of next steps via telephone.

Disability Determination Division - Disability Determination staff will be teleworking and will communicate with people about pending eligibility determinations for SSI and SSDI via telephone and U.S. mail.

Intake Procedures for People with Intellectual Disabilities – DC Residents with disabilities wishing to apply for service coordination services from the Developmental Disabilities Administration should call 202-730-1700.  The community liaison will reach out to them via telephone to begin the intake application process and schedule a later date to follow up for an in-person appointment.

If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact us at [email protected] or 202-442-8686. For the latest information on the District Government’s response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), please visit  More information below.

DDS COVID-19 Public Announcement of Service Changes