How Do I Check the Status of My Social Security Disability Claim?

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status of my SSD claim

Filing a Social Security Disability Insurance (SSD or SSDI) claim is always a big step in an applicant’s life. It means that the claimant realizes that their illness, injury, or other impairment will affect their lives on a long-term basis. Once an SSD claimant files their application, they experience a period of heightened anxiety as they wait to hear the decision of the Social Security Administration (SSA).

The Law Firm Will Check the Status of Your SSD Benefit Claim

Here at The Law Firm, our team of experienced SSD lawyers understand your eagerness to learn the result of your application and to keep updated on its status over the months in which the SSA is processing the claim. Our entire staff of SSD expert advocates will find out all you want to know about your claim’s status.

You Can Check the Status of Your Own Social Security Disability Claim

If you want to check the status of your SSD application yourself, the Social Security Administration maintains an updated website where you can find out several important facts about your pending Social Security Disability claim.

If you go to or simply type “my social security” into your search engine, you will be brought to the Social Security Administration’s main self-service page. You can create a new account if it is the first time you are visiting the website, or you can sign into to your account if you are already registered.

Once logged in, your “My Account” homepage has a tab at the top called “Your Benefit Application.”

“Your Benefit Application” Webpage Info — On this webpage you will be able to find out several important facts about the progress of your claim through the SSD review process. The page will provide you with these information points:

  • Date of Filing – This date confirms when your application was filed. It is useful simply to make sure your application was recorded as being received, and to make sure a person you trusted to file the claim did so.

– You will also see the date your appeal was filed, or when you resubmitted a claim that was incomplete.

  • Date and Time of Scheduled Hearing – You can make sure you have notice of the correct date and time for any hearing scheduled on your claim. Your SSD attorney will keep you updated, but double checking to make sure you have the right date is comforting.
  • The Address of the Office Where Your Claim Is Being Processed – The location where your claim is currently being processed is very helpful. The first office that receives your claim is your state Disability Determination Service (DDS) center. They check whether your claim is complete and whether you have sufficient work credits to qualify for benefits. They also conduct an initial review and can deny a claim. If you learn that your claim progressed beyond the DDS center, you will know it has advanced to a substantive assessment.
  • Any Decision Made – Most importantly, this webpage will tell you if there has been a decision made on you SSD benefits claim. This is especially valuable if your case went to hearing with an administrative law judge (ALJ). Once an ALJ decides a case, they dictate the full decision and send it out for transcribing. Then the transcript is returned to the ALJ for approval. If anything needs correcting, it goes back to the transcriber. Finding the decision on the webpage is a real benefit.

Law Will Fight for Your Maximum SSD Benefits

Do you have questions about your eligibility for Social Security Disability benefits? Would you like expert help collecting and organizing all the documents you need to file a claim for SSD benefit payments? The Law Firm specializes in representing all SSD and SSI clients and we take great pride in our commitment to winning the highest amount of SSD and SSI benefits you are entitled to.