Waiting for news about the Social Security Administration’s (SSA’s) decision on your Social Security Disability (SSD) claim can be frustrating. While there’s no way to rush the process along once you’ve filed your claim, you have a better chance of getting your decision sooner when you file a well-prepared, complete, and organized claim. That’s where experienced SSD and SSI disability lawyers like The Sackett Law Firm can help.
But how do you find out the status of your claim once it’s filed? This blog post will explain the ways you can check on the progress of your claim and obtain dates when the significant activity occurred or is scheduled to occur.
Reasons to Check on the Status of Your SSD Claim
The most common reason people check on the status of their disability claim is to hope they can learn that it is nearing the final decision. But whether out of restlessness or a desperate need for financial clarity, checking the status of your disability claim is a good idea.
Rarely, but on occasion, the SSA will send an important notice to an SSD claimant that does not reach the intended recipient. Either an incorrect address, a miss-delivery by the postal service, or because of a family member mistakenly discarding the mail, it’s possible that you were unaware of a pending delay with your claim.
The SSD program may need additional medical records and it may have paused your claim until you provide the requested documents. Or the agency may have failed to record an important filing you submitted, like a timely appeal. If you discover that you missed a notice from the SSA or that the SSD program is not reflecting your updated filings, you can contact the SSA immediately to correct the issue.
Check Your SSD Application Status
The SSA set up an easily accessible website to assist you in confirming the status of your pending disability claim. If you’re more comfortable using the phone, you can telephone the Social Security Administration. Here are some details:
Check Online SSD Application Status
Click on this link to go to the Social Security Administration’s website for checking your disability application status. If it’s your first time on the website, you will have to start an account. With some basic information to confirm your identity, you’ll quickly be able to determine the following information:
- filing date
- claim location
- servicing office location
- scheduled hearing date and time (if any), and
- re-entry numbers for incomplete online applications.
Check SSD Application Status through Telephone
If you don’t have easy access to a computer, you can call 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. It’s helpful to make sure you have your social security number handy and/or your claim number.
Disability Lawyer Help to Check the Status of SSD Claim
If you have difficulty getting the information you need about the status of your disability claim by computer or telephone, contact the experienced Social Security Disability lawyer who helped prepare and submit your disability claim.
If you need help filing your Social Security Disability or SSI claim, let the Sackett Law Firm guide you through what can be a complicated process. We have extensive experience handling all aspects of Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) filings, both initial applications and all appeals.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The Social Security Administration will never call you requesting your social security number. Never give your social security number to anyone who contacts you by phone or computer. They are unlikely to be who they say they are.