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Checking The Status Of Your SSD Claim

Last updated: April 12, 2023

Due to the time it takes to receive a decision on a disability claim, most applicants want to know how their claim is progressing. Your claim for disability benefits could be approved or denied by the Social Security Administration (SSA) for several months before you find out the result of your application. It is important to understand that if you receive a rejection letter and go through the appeal process, you may have to wait up to a year or more before you know the outcome of your claim.

A good SSD attorney can help you understand the status of your claim in a free consultation. Learn more below about why it is important to be proactive about tracking your disability claim rather than waiting for the SSA to provide updates. It costs nothing upfront to retain the services of competent lawyers for checking your social security disability pending status.  

How Often To Check Your Claim's Status

At least once a month, you may want to check your social security disability pending status to determine whether there are any developments. Occasionally, there may be instances in which you may want to check more frequently, regularly, depending on the situation. We recommend that if you submitted a new application within the past two weeks, you check to ensure it was well-received within the next two weeks. You must keep checking back periodically if you are waiting for a decision that has taken a long time to come about.

The SSA will contact you for further information or medical evidence if it requires additional information to process your claim. In some rare cases, however, a decision may not be communicated after processing the application. Mistakes and mix-ups may occur during the process. Suppose you do not have the correct documentation. In that case, it might delay your claim, you may lose or misplace paperwork, the mail may not reach you in time or might get lost, or the Social Security Administration may deny your claim due to their failure to notify you.

There may be difficulties ensuring that you comply with deadlines, especially if you are unaware that your claim may have been rejected or stalled if you are unaware that it has been rejected. Due to this reason, you should check the social security disability pending status of your claim sooner rather than wait until the last minute. Additionally, you may take some measures to speed up the processes.

How You Can Check A Disability Claim

Your disability claim can be checked with the SSA in several ways, depending on how you want it. You can contact a disability attorney for assistance if you need to find out where your claim stands in the process. 

Online – The Social Security Administration has made it possible for people to check the status of their claims for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits on the SSA website when they have applied for benefits. In addition to this, if you have appealed a denied claim, you might want to learn more about how to request a hearing or reconsideration. The website explains how to create an account if you do not already have one, so you do not have to do anything.

Over The PhoneIt is possible to check the status of your disability claim by contacting the SSA's toll-free, automated line at 1-800-772-1213, which is available on a 24-hour basis. As you would expect, if you were contacting the company via the telephone, you would need to provide the same information as you would if you were contacting them online, such as your legal name, address, email address, and Social Security Number.

Local Field Office – If you would like to find out how your claim is progressing, you may speak with an SSA representative at your local field office about the status of your claim. It is also possible to use the Social Security Office Locator tool to find out more information about hours of operation, office closings, and emergency services available at a local Social Security office.

Information Required To Check Your SSD Claim’s Status

There are a variety of ways in which you can check the status of your disability claim, but the information will be the same regardless of how you do it. As part of your application for disability benefits, or as part of your appeal to have an application denied, you may be requested to provide the following information:

  • The date on which your appeal or claim was filed
  • Detailed instructions for submitting your claim
  • Claims location, including SSA office address
  • How your claim is progressing
  • Your appeal hearing time and date
  • SSA's decision regarding your claim
  • Applicant's appeal outcome

Contact An Attorney For A Complimentary Consultation 

Waiting for the SSA to respond to your disability claim can be challenging. An experienced SSD lawyer provides you with the necessary consultancy, communicates with your claims examiner, and keeps you informed about the status of your disability claim throughout the process. If you would like, they can also conduct a free consultation with you to discuss your situation and determine whether they can assist you with an appeal.

Using the services of an attorney does not require you to pay anything upfront to utilize their services. Payment is only due if you receive disability benefits at the end of the claims process. You can call most firms at any time of the day or night.

Applying for Social Security benefits can be an overwhelming process. If you are interested in seeking SSDI benefits, check out our article on foraminal stenosis and applying for SSD benefits. To learn more, visit DisabilityHelp.org today!

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