11. What is the Disability Evaluation Service (DES)?

The Disability Evaluation Service or DES is a unit of the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Disability Evaluation Services (DES)

55 Lake Street,

North Worcester, MA 01655

Tel: 800-888-3420 


DES decides if your impairment(s) meet the EAEDC disability requirements. DES staff includes doctors, nurses and vocational examiners. However, in our experience, most of the evaluations are done by nurses. In addition to the EAEDC regulations, DES has Procedural Standards which guide its decision-making process.

The Procedural Standards are posted at https://www.masslegalservices.org/library/directory/benefits/dta-policies-materials/dta-disability-procedures.


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