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Occupational Requirements Survey

why it matters

SSA is developing a new Occupational Information System (OIS) to replace the Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT) that is currently used to adjudicate disability claims. The new OIS will use ORS data to better define jobs that exist in our modern economy to support an accurate and fair disability determination process.