How to check the status of my social security disability application

Waiting for the judgement of your disability application can get stressful and boggy. This is because it could take anywhere between 3 to 6 months for a final verdict on your disability benefits application.

However, the Social Security Administration understands this. That is why as you wait for the ruling, you are provided with the option to check your disability status online from the SSA site.

Depending on your disability case it may take between several days to weeks for your application to get approved or denied. There are several ways you can check the status of your disability application depending on the stage it is in.

Here is how you can check your SSDI application status online

If your case is being managed by one of our lawyers you can contact our lawyers directly at Disability Advocates Group law firm (DAG) or call us at 800-935-3170 or visit us at 17525 Ventura Blvd, Suite 308, Encino, CA 91316. We strive to keep you abreast of any changes in your application status and are already ready to answer your legal questions.

Hence, you can have the disability attorney working on your face contact the Social Security Administration to determine the status of your file on your behalf.

In addition to talking to your attorney, you can directly check the status of your application by:

  • Call your local SSA office directly at 1-800-772-1213, Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Contacting the disability examiner that has been assigned your case and engage with him/her directly on call or visit their office to discuss the details (You can get their contact details at your local SSA Office) or
  • Visiting your nearest SSA office through the Social Security Office Locator at

How long does it take the SSA to review my application?

The SSA makes a decision on your application on most of the Social Security Disability Claims SSDI within three or four months, with some cases taking up to six months.

However, if your case was denied and you appealed it to be heard by a local administrative  law judge (AL J) ,it can add a flurry of few months in addition to the basic time, taking it anywhere between nine months to two years.

The Social Security Administration will notify you as soon as the decision is made for your disability application. However, it is important you make sure you still have access to all the contact details you provided in your SSDI application. If you still do not hear from the SSA within 3 to 5 months, then you may have to visit your local SSA office directly or have your attorney do that on your behalf.

That said, if your case was denied and you want to appeal to the SSA’s decision, you can contact our lawyers at Disability Advocates Group law firm (DAG) directly.