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Check the Status of Your Social Security Benefits Claim Online

July 15, 2021 • By

Last Updated: July 20, 2021

Woman sitting down checking information on a tabletIf you applied for Social Security benefits, or have a pending reconsideration or hearing request, you can check the status online using your free personal my Social Security account. If you don’t have an account, you can create one to see the following information about your claim:

  • Date of filing.
  • Current claim location.
  • Scheduled hearing date and time.
  • Re-entry numbers for incomplete applications.
  • Servicing office location.
  • Publications of interest, depending on the claim and current step in the process.

Use your personal my Social Security account to check the status of your application or appeal. If you have questions about retirement, disability, Medicare, or survivors benefits, as well as Supplemental Security Income, visit our Benefits page.

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  1. Susan L.

    How can I get proof of my disabilities from ssi and sdi. Trying to figure out what my disabilities are.

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    • Vonda

      Hi Susan. Thanks for using our blog. Check out our Frequently Asked Questions web page for details on how to get a benefit verification letter. This letter is sometimes called a budget letter, a benefits letter, a proof of income letter or a proof of award letter. You also may be able to request a benefit verification letter by using our automated telephone service at 1-800-772-1213. You can conduct the automated services 24 hours a day. At the prompt, indicate that you’re requesting a proof of income letter.

      If this is not what you need please call your local Social Security office. Please look for the general inquiry telephone number at the Social Security Office Locator. The number may appear under Show Additional Office Information. Please be aware that our call wait times are longer than normal. We hope this information helps.

      Reply
  2. Barbara S.

    I want to apply for my husband’s Spousal support but I don’t have a birth certificate how do I go about doing this

    Reply
    • Patty

      Hi Barbara. If you are referring to spouses benefits, we need proof of marriage.  A birth certificate only shows proof of age. In order to receive spousal benefits, your spouse must be currently receiving retirement or disability benefits.  Also, if you qualify for Social Security benefits on your own record we pay that amount first. If your benefits as a spouse are higher than your own benefits, you will get a combination of benefits equaling the higher spouses benefit.  However, keep in mind that a spouse’s benefit cannot exceed one-half of the worker’s full retirement amount (not their reduced benefit amount). For more information check out our Benefits for Your Spouse web page for more information.

      Check out our Apply for Social Security Benefits web page which provides the details on applying for Retirement or Spouse’s Benefits. We hope this is helpful!

      Reply
  3. Karl R.

    Hi.
    I was recently approved for social security at the same time they are not going to give me my benefits for i am still working. Question is do I need to let them know the date I plan on retiring, to start receiving my benefits.. Thanks

    Reply
    • Patty

      Hi Karl. Thank you for your question. Please call your local Social Security office regarding your work ending.  Look for the general inquiry telephone number at the Social Security Office Locator.  The number may appear under Show Additional Office information. You can also contact our national toll free number at 1-800-772-1213, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Please be aware that our call wait times are longer than normal.  We hope this information helps.

      Reply
  4. Marlon

    Hi !
    I wanted to know how i get the status of a ssn card. I just got and EAD for the first time and i was hoping there were a way to check that. Or just waiting? Thank you.

    Reply
    • Vonda

      Hi Marlon, thanks for using our blog. You can contact your local Social Security office. Please look for the general inquiry telephone number at the Social Security Office Locator. The number may appear under Show Additional Office Information.  Please be aware that our call wait times are longer than normal. We hope this information helps.

      Reply
  5. Crystal G.

    Hello, I just applied for SSI, I was denied SSDI, but the letter said however they did not make a decision for my disability. I also received a zero dollar deposit from treas 310 supp sec. Any reply would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

    Reply
    • Vonda

      For your security, Crystal, we do not have access to private information in this venue. We ask that members in our Blog community work with our offices with specific questions. You can call us at 1-800-772-1213 for assistance or you can contact your local Social Security office. Please look for the general inquiry telephone number at the Social Security Office Locator. The number may appear under Show Additional Office Information.  Please be aware that our call wait times are longer than normal. We hope this information helps.

      Reply
  6. Everis G.

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  7. Anna F.

    Does SS disability, have any idea as to when I will have my hearing

    Reply
    • Patty

      Hi Anna. For your security, we do not have access to private information in this venue.  We encourage you to continue to work with your local office regarding your hearing. Please look for the general inquiry telephone number at the Social Security Office Locator. The number may appear under Show Additional Office Information. Please be aware that our call wait times are longer than normal.  Thanks!

      Reply
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  9. Peter S.

    I’m looking to see if my benefits are ready

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  10. James D.

    Hello, I have not received my quarterly premium payment from social security. Where do I need to go or who do I need to contact to get my premium paid so that I am not dropped from social security and lose my coverage. Thank you, James Armstrong Sr

    Reply
    • Patty

      Hi James. Thank you for your question.  It sounds like you are referring to your quarterly Medicare billing statement. If you get Social Security, Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) or Civil Service benefits, your Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) premiums will get deducted from your benefit payment.

      If you don’t get Social Security payments, RRB, or Civil Service benefits, you’ll get a bill called a “Medicare Premium Bill” (CMS-500). Medicare offers four ways to pay your Medicare bill.

      If you have any questions about your Medicare premium bill, call Medicare at 1-800-MEDICARE.

      Reply

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