How to Check Your Social Security Disability Claim Status

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Social security has remained a valuable source of relief to people living with disabilities. The Social Security Administration (SSA) reported over 10 million Americans received disability claims as of 2016. The Social Security Disability application does take time to be processed and it must pass through various screening processes before a decision on the disability claim is made. Checking your Social Security application status is an easy way to stay on top of your application and make sure there is no missing information slowing down your Social Security disability application. Below, we highlight two ways you can check the status of your Social Security Disability Claim.


When should I check my Social Security Disability claim?

The SSA does not reply instantly; in fact, it can take upwards of 3-6 months in some cases for an approval. Getting a disability claim is a gradual process. Working with the professional team at EMD Law can help make sure your application is complete and ready for review.


How do I check the status of my Social Security Disability claim?

  1. Online

This will involve accessing the Social Security Administration (SSA) website. This straightforward process requires you to log in to a ‘my social services account’.

  • If you have one, go to
  • Tap on the ‘your benefit’ application icon
  • Click the ‘view details’ grid and get your information

If you do not have an account, follow these steps to create a log-in.

  • Go to
  • Tap on ‘sign up’ and follow the link
  • Create your account
  • Tap on the ‘your benefit’ application icon
  • Click the ‘view details’ grid and get your information
  1. Offline

If you are unable to or do not wish to check online, there are different methods to verify your status. When checking your social security disability claim by phone or in person be clear and concise. The SSA representative will share with you as much information as is available at that time.

  • Call the SSA
  • Visit your local SSA office

What happens after you’ve checked your social security disability claim?

When reviewing your social security disability claim you should make sure to review any missing documentation, hearings and final decision. Once your claim is approved, no further action is required for this particular claim.

A denied claim is a different story. After a denied claim you are entitled to make an appeal. The appeal itself has to be approved before further action can be taken. The SSA may stand their ground with the disapproval. In this case, the matter will be taken to a higher court.

Our social security disability lawyer help you accurately describe your condition in a way that will comply with the listings that the Social Security Administration has set for qualified disabilities. At EMD Law we work to get your social security claims completed and approved. Contact us today for a free consultation.


Additional Resources for Social Security Disability Claims.

Filing a claim

Appealing a denied claim