How Can You Check the Status of Your SSDI Claim?
After submitting your claim for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), the days and weeks start dragging by as you wait to hear about your claim. There is, after all, a lot on the line as you have mounting medical bills, daily expenses, and are unable to work to pay for those costs. Depending on the stage your claim is in, it is sometimes possible to check the status of it. This can provide some relief, as you may learn that a decision is currently being made on your claim, or one is about to be made.
A Pennsylvania SSDI attorney can check on the status of your claim for you, and help you with any appeals, should you need to go that route. In the meantime, below are two ways you can check the status of your claim.
Checking the Status of Your SSDI Claim Online
To view the status of your claim online, you will need to visit the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) website ad create a My Social Security Account. To do so you must be at least 18 years of age, have a valid email address and Social Security number, and have a mailing address in the United States. You cannot create an account for another person, even if you have that person’s permission to do so.
Once you have created a My Social Security Account, you can then check your application status. There’s also so much more you can do after creating this account. You can make changes to your direct deposit information, obtain a proof of income letter, request a replacement Social Security card, and make other changes to your account.
Checking the Status of Your SSDI Claim by Phone
If you would rather, you can also check the status of your SSDI claim by calling the SSA office directly. You can call the main line at (800) 772-1213, however this line is very busy. That means you may have long wait times until you actually speak to a person, and even longer until you learn of the status of your claim.
Local SSA offices tend to be less busy than the main office. Using the Office Locator on the SSA website, you can find your local office by entering your ZIP code. This will pull up your local SSA office and their contact information, and you can then contact them to check on the status of your claim.
Want to Know More About SSDI? Call Our Pennsylvania SSDI Attorneys
If you have been injured and are unable to work, you may be entitled to receive SSDI benefits. However, the system is complex and sometimes, benefits are difficult to receive. If you need help with your SSDI application, an appeal, or just want to check on the status of your claim, call our Scranton Social Security disability attorneys. At Haggerty, Hinton & Cosgrove, LLP, we know the SSDI system and how to move your claim through it as quickly as possible so you get the benefits you need. Call us today at 570-344-9845 to learn more about how we can help.