Woman struggling with something at her computer

Did you apply for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits? Whether you want to ensure that the application has been received, or want to learn what the status is, you’ll want to know how to check the status of your SSDI application. You can even find out early if you were approved for Social Security Disability using the methods outlined on this blog. Of course, American Disability Action Group is here to help.

How to Check the Status of Your SSDI Application

Once your application is in, it’s understandable that you are eager to learn the results. Keep in mind, that this can be a lengthy process that will span months at a minimum. When you do want to check though, there are two easy to do so:

Man waiting at a computer
  • Online—This is the easiest and fastest option. However, if this is your first time trying to access your “my Social Security” account, you will have to create an account first. This will prompt you to create an account with either ID.me or Login.gov to verify your identity. Once your account is created, on the “My Home Page” of the SSA website, you can select “View Details” under the “More Info” heading of the “Your Benefits Applications” section. Then check out the “Current Status” section to get the most up-to-date info.
  • Phone—You can also call in by phone. Be prepared for long wait times with this method, and you may want to try different times to see which works best for you. The phone number is 1-800-772-1213 and the hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Read More: Should You Wait to Apply for SSDI?

How Will The SSA Inform You When Your Application is Approved or Denied?

The Social Security Administration prefers to use regular mail for all communication. This is one of the reasons why making sure that your address is up to date in their system. If you get approved or denied for SSDI benefits, you may be able to find out early using the methods listed above, but you will still get an official notice in the mail which will also inform you of what the next steps in the process are. This is true whether you are being approved, denied, or notified of any change in your application’s status.

How to Change Your Address with the SSA

If you need to change your address with the SSA after a move, then you can actually do that with the same two methods you would use to check on the status of your SSDI application. You can do so online using the “My Profile” tab or you can do it over the phone. Additionally, you can make these changes by contacting your local Social Security office.

Other changes that you can make in this matter include updating your direct deposit banking information and your phone number. Making sure that all of your info stays up to date will ensure that you receive all the communication you need to fight for and maintain your benefits and continue to get paid when you are receiving benefits

3 Things Veterans Need to Know About SSDI Benefits

Will the SSA Ever Contact You By Phone?

For the most part, the SSA will not contact you by phone unless it was a call that you requested or you have an ongoing issue that you are already aware of. You can initiate a call with them, but they rarely will initiate a call with you and when they do they will never threaten you with arrest, legal action, demands for immediate payment, or a suspension of your Social Security number.

All of the above practices are often used by both foreign and domestic scammers and they are trying to get your information (Social Security number, address, banking information, date of birth, etc.), money, or both. Be wary of any calls that you get claiming to be the Social Security Administration even if they seem to know information about you.

Get Legal Help With Your SSDI Benefits

If you have been denied your SSDI benefits and are struggling through the process, then perhaps it’s time to get some legal help. The experts at American Disability Action Group have years of experience handling SSDI cases, and you can reach out to us for a free consultation. You don’t have to go it alone. Reach out to us today, tell us about your situation, and find out if we can help.

Do You Need an SSDI Lawyer?

Nothing posted on this website is intended, nor should be construed, as legal advice. Blog postings and site content are available for general education purposes only.