How to Check the Status of a Disability Claim

An important part of any successful disability claim is checking on the status of your application.

Understanding your application status allows you to provide the requested information promptly.

You may be asked to provide more information, ask for reconsideration, or file an appeal.

If you have applied for disability or are preparing to file a claim, you may wonder how to check your application status.

Pekas Smith: Arizona Disability Attorneys explains how to check on the status of a disability claim.

Is there a way to check the status of your disability application?

You can check the status of your SSDI or SSI disability application online, over the phone, or at your local Social Security office.

How to Check the Status of a Disability Claim

To check the status of a disability claim online, you create an online account, log in, and scroll to “Your Benefit Application.” Select “More Info” and “View Details.” Alternatively, you may call 1 (800) 722-1213 and say “application status” when prompted.

Steps to Check Your Disability Application Status

1. Create a my Social Security account.

All Social Security accounts – whether for retirement pay, SSDI, or SSI, use the my Social Security account system. You must be at least 18 years old and have both a Social Security number and an email address to create a my Social Security account.

Go to the website to create your personal Social Security account. Click on “Create an Account” to create an account with the system. Click on the white button that says “Create an account” in blue letters. The form will prompt you for your email address and language preferences. You will verify your identity, receive an activation code, and create your login. You must also agree to the terms of service.

If you already have a or id. me account, you can use that account to log in instead of creating a new account. Once you have an account, you can set preferences.

2. Check your application status

To check your claim status, click on “Your Benefits Application” in your my Social Security account. Then click on “More Info” and “View Details.” There, you should see the status of your application for benefits as well as your claim or appeal decision if it has been issued.

3. View your claim information

Once you have an account and verify that all information is correct, you can view information such as the following:

  • Your claims
  • Whether your claim or appeal has been processed
  • Whether your claim or appeal has been approved
  • Your filing date
  • The claim location and servicing office
  • Date and time of any scheduled hearings
  • Re-entry numbers to return to an incomplete application

Your online account information should show the current status of your claim.

4. Call to check your status

If you prefer not to make an online account, you may call to check the status of a disability claim. Call 1 (800) 772-1213 and say “application status” when prompted.

5. Go to your local Social Security office

You may also check the status of your disability claim at your local Social Security office. You will need to confirm your identity when requesting status.

6. Follow up on your status

There are two reasons to regularly check the status of your disability claim. Applying for benefits is critical to your financial situation so it’s important to understand the status at all times.

Additionally, it’s important to ensure you follow up on any outstanding items. If an application is flagged for missing or incomplete information, you’ll need to address it so your application can go forward. If you have a hearing scheduled, you need to prepare. Carefully review your case status and respond appropriately.

What to Look for When You Check Your Disability Claim Status

When you check your disability claim status, you’re looking for the following:

  • Your personal identifying information. – Is it correct?
  • The status of your application. – Does it reflect that you’ve filed a disability claim?
  • If your status is incomplete. – Do you need to provide more information?
  • Whether there has been a decision. – Has your application been approved?
  • Things to follow up on. – What do you need to do next?
  • Next steps. – Have any hearings been scheduled?

Pay special attention to anything that requires action from you, such as preparing for a hearing or submitting more information.

Why Should You Check on the Status of Your Disability Application?

Checking on the status of your disability application ensures that your application is processed correctly and promptly. If there is missing information, you can address it and get your application moving. Additionally, you remain aware of when hearings are scheduled and can prepare.

If your application has been denied, you can ask for reconsideration or appeal. Knowing your disability application status helps you meet deadlines for appeals and keeps the process moving forward. Ultimately, it protects your rights and makes sure you receive the benefits you deserve.

Your my Social Security account

Not only can you check the status of your disability application in your my Social Security account but you can also update your information, view benefits, and change your direct deposit information. Tax documents are also available for benefit recipients.

Get Legal Help with a Disability Claim

At Pekas Smith: Arizona Disability Attorneys, we help people get and keep disability benefits.

It’s important to know the status of your claim. When we represent you, we stay up to date on your case status, quickly addressing anything that you may need to follow up on and helping you meet deadlines. We evaluate your case, applying our knowledge of the claims process to advance your claim.

To talk to a lawyer and get legal help today, call or message us now.

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