Checking Your SSDI Status
SSDI can be complicated, but with enough knowledge and time (and some help), you can easily maintain your case and stay aware of any changes. It is important to watch your SSDI case so your benefits don’t lapse. Using the online portal, you can stay informed on what is happening with your benefits and be on top of any changes or developments.
Checking Your Application Status
You may think that you will be contacted if anything with your application looks wrong or if something happens to stall its progress. But it is up to you to know everything about your case so you don’t miss out on any monthly payments. By checking the status of your application, you will know if the application has been received and where it is in the system. If you have a hearing coming up, you will also see those details. You can also ensure all of your information is accurate, which is very important to verify before you move along.
Utilizing the online portal is an easy way to check up on your benefits. Visit https://www.ssa.gov/myaccount/application-status.html to access it. If it is your first time using the portal, you must create an account first. After creating an account, you can use the “Sign In” link to access the status of your application.
The online portal has a variety of information that you can access. Your account will have information such as where your claim is, any scheduled hearings, re-entry numbers for incomplete applications, etc. Most of what you need to keep updated on your case will be available there.
Contact the SSA office to talk to a representative if you cannot use the online portal. Call 1-800-772-1213 toll-free to speak with someone about your case status, or you can visit your local SSA office. If you’re hard of hearing or deaf, call 1-800-325-0778 TTY toll-free. If you call the office, remember that their hours of operation are weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Always Check Your Status!
If your information is incorrect or your case is interrupted, don’t rely on the office to contact you in time. If you can catch any problems before they interfere with your monthly payments, you will be more at ease about your income and safety. Be aware that the office may contact you in some form, and you should respond to them as soon as you can. If you need any help with your payments or your application, reach out for help. A loved one, a representative, or a lawyer trained in disability law could help you. Contact a local lawyer for any difficulties you may be experiencing when applying for or maintaining your SSDI case.