UMass Medical School's Disability Evaluation Services offers streamlined, high quality, and cost-effective disability determination services for state and local government agencies seeking to improve their benefit eligibility services for individuals with disabilities. Our process includes development of treating source information, obtaining medical and psychological consultative examinations, and a capacity to simultaneously apply the rules of one or several disability-based benefit programs.
Relationship with UMass Medical School
Founded in 1998 within UMass Medical School, Disability Evaluation Services partners with state agencies to administer a unified application and disability decision-making process that meets the requirements of a diverse array of federal and state disability-based programs.
Populations We Serve
Individuals with disabilities can face barriers to employment and challenges to their daily lives, and need the support of state and federal benefits. At Disability Evaluation Services, we help them with the disability application and review process.
In addition to formal partnerships with the Office of Medicaid and the Department of Transitional Assistance in Massachusetts, Disability Evaluation Services staff members create strategic alliances with health care facilities, educational institutions, clients' representatives, caseworkers, social workers, and others to facilitate disability determinations.
Leadership and Staff
Disability Evaluation Services' executive team embodies an unparalleled combination of public and private administrative experience including workers' compensation, business, and public administration at both the federal and state levels. Our staff of close to 150 people has multidisciplinary expertise in medicine and psychology, nursing, vocational rehabilitation counseling, and a number of allied health fields. A team of clinical trainers and public policy experts work with state agency partners to ensure that our services meet each state's unique situation.
Conference Materials/Technical Reports
We host professional conferences on topics related to disability determinations and changing regulations. We also provide scholarly consultative, research, and technical reports on topics related to disability-based programs and disability determination.
Learn more about our process and how we can help your agency.