Project Description

Modernizing A Web-Based, High-Use Central Claims Processing Platform – SSA DCPS


States & Territories, Modernized systems replicated across the US
Annual caseload serviced by the system
Modernization of 7 core applications
SSA Personnel using the DCPS


The Social Security Administration (SSA) needed a robust system to process disability claims and protect personally identifiable information. They needed a system that was fast, functional, and capable of handling a network of SSA agents and stakeholders in more than 50 U.S. states and territories. Softek responded by designing and developing the Web 2.0-based Disability Case Processing System (DCPS).


State-based SSA agents and stakeholders had an outdated, stand-alone case management system for capturing applicant data and managing existing beneficiaries.

SSA needed an integrated case management system so that users in 50+ locations in U.S. states and territories could manage all reporting, analysis, and data for the application process. The future-forward system needed to be cost effective and include the following features:

  • Tracking Transparency,
  • Speed,
  • Improved usability,
  • Traceability,
  • Data integrity, and
  • Security.


Softek’s proven Agile management processes helped lead system architecture and design efforts for SSA’s Disability Claims Processing System (DCPS).

Our Java-based framework (WebSphere) and Web 2.0 technologies provided the SSA with a complete system modernization of seven core applications.

Softek also worked with individual states to assess their current business processes and build custom web applications that aligned with federal requirements and supplied seamless data collection from stakeholders. We provided states with documentation, user guides, and operational manuals to ensure all users were well informed about the new DCPS.


Softek worked closely with the SSA and its stakeholders to identify their requirements. We relied on users to tell us what would work for them. The result was a user-friendly system that allowed all stakeholders to work together, and process claims efficiently.

Softek provided:

  • Cost reduction through a simplified, affordable Amazon Web Services (AWS) framework,
  • Faster, more consistent processing via a modular design of seven core applications,
  • Custom tools for searching and tracking data,
  • User-centric, real-time visualization of data, and
  • A collaborative, multi-user environment built to withstand heavy usage.

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