How do I Check the Status of my Disability Claim?

There are several ways to check the status of a pending disability claim. You can always check the status of your Disability Insurance Benefit (DIB) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claim by calling the Social Security Administration (SSA) directly. The phone number for the SSA’s national line is 1-800-772-1213. The SSA has representatives available at this number from 7 am to 7 pm Monday through Friday.

It may be in your best interest however, to call your local SSA office, as they will most likely be able to give you more specific information regarding the status of your claim. To find the contact information for your local office use the Social Security Office Locator on the SSA’s website.  The phone number for your local office can also be found on correspondence issued from that office.

The SSA has recently begun offering claimants the opportunity to check the status of their Initial Applications or Requests for Reconsideration online. This is available on the Application Status Information page on the SSA’s website.

If your Initial Application or Request for Reconsideration is currently under medical review, in addition to the methods listed above, you can check the status of your claim with the Disability Determination Services agency that handles the processing of medical determinations for your state. The phone number for the specific office reviewing your claim will be listed on correspondence from the Disability Determination Services agency. Some correspondence will also provide you with the name and direct number of your disability examiner.

If your claim is pending for a hearing you can contact the SSA’s national line, your local office, or the hearing office handling your claim. The SSA hearing offices are called the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR). To locate your ODAR office you can use the Hearing Office Locator featured on the SSA‘s website.