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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. PROTASE K.

    I am great to be learning how the SSA agency works and once again I am requesting the authority to help me on my SSN issue!

    Thanks.

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    • Florence I.

      I want to have my social security account number. Can you please helps me. Florence I Odum is my name. Thanks for your help.

      Reply
  2. Karl R.

    I am a traveler and stuck in Philippines so I cannot walk into an SS office but you “Get My Payment” says that my check will hit my direct deposit at my bank June 7th and it is Julu 16 and still no check? And you have no one to contact to trace it> Can you do that for me as you have all my account infor andI get my SS for the last 14 years on time?

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    • Patty

      Hi, Karl. Thanks for your question. Since you are currently outside of the U.S., please contact the closest Federal Benefits Unit for any assistance related to Social Security benefits. Also, our Office of International Operations home page provides more information to assist our customers abroad. We hope this helps.

      Reply
    • julie

      do you care that people are suffering? do you all at ssa get bonuses when people trying to get disability get turned down?I’ve been waiting since 2018.Waiting for adj make decision since Feb.Id rather die than keep waiting. thanks for nothing.

      Reply
  3. seenimohamed s.

    I am in an Indian Hindi country I do not know how to get SSN

    Reply
  4. Angelita A.

    I am a filipina, married to an American. My husband died with Covid 19 virus and i am not sure how i can apply benefit from his social security. I tried on Social Security website but it asks for my ssn# which i do not have yet.
    How can I avail benefits as a surviving spouse?

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    • Patty

      Hi Angelita. We are very sorry to hear about your loss. You may call our toll-free number 1-800-772-1213 to schedule an appointment. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Or contact your local Social Security office directly. Look for the general inquiry telephone number at the Social Security Office Locator. We hope this helps.

      Reply
  5. Fredia L.

    I heard that social security was getting a large raise this coming year. Can you let me know as soon as possible.

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    • Kim K.

      Not Sure ? I m on SSDI … low income … 😟

      Reply
    • Anunciacion P.

      Anunciacion P. Blanco,what is the status of my social security benefits now that I am a widow with no survivors benefits yet?

      Reply
      • Jimbo

        You have to apply for survivor benefits. Call you SSA office first thing Monday. SSA does not pay any survivor benefits before you apply for them, it is money lost.

        Good luck

        Reply
  6. M. L.

    I have two requests for reconsideration that are nine months old. Neither one shows up with status on my social security account and I have not heard from SSA.

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    • Patty

      Hi M. L., for your security, 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 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
  7. carol S.

    I currently have one request for reconsideration and one Appeals Council request for review. Neither of these are listed with their status on My Social Security account I have had for years. Please advise.

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    • Patty

      For your security, Carol, 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 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
  8. Heather D.

    Help with my claim I had an over the phone with an administrative law Judge I am unsheltered homeless during pandemic and level 3 evacuation orders horrible fires in Oregon My best friend May 11, 2019 was killed by gun violence Murderer still on the loose I am in Washington State where my daughter and beautiful granddaughters live and McCord Air force Base Madigan General Hospital is where I was born and where I grew up in the first part of my existence on earth anyhow I need to know one way or the other about my SSDI my address is the Salvation Army PO Box I have numerous Severe traumatic brain injuries A fractured dystal Sacrum Fybromialgia Spinal mabifida I have had two tumors removed from my brain twice in my life and My daughter whom I’ve never even held in my arms before Now has Covid-19 Syndrome which is extremely painful not to mention major traumatic mentally and emotionally not being able to kill this motherly instinct ish Painful Ache that I have had in the pit of my gut for far to long now Nobody’s going to read this and have the correct response anyhow just probably waisting more of my time I FEEL SO SORRY FOR ALL THE SUFFERING HUMAN BEINGS THAT HAVE BEEN OVERLOOKED AND FORGOTTEN

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    • Patty

      Hi Heather. We are sorry to hear about your condition and situation. For your security, 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 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
  9. Monico M.

    My SSA pension was approved to begin with October 2020 but however is pending coz I cant submit a lawfull presence.I am married to a citizen but she abused me and filed a VAWA but was has been denied. There was an option in their decision to leave the US and can be able to avail it in my home country SSA branch.How true is this?

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  10. V.L.Rice

    Yeah the, online” free personal my Social Security account” might be easier to use if passwords weren’t REQUIRED to be changed so often, after 6 years having a “my Social Security account” I got fed-up so I called the Social Security HelpDesk phone number to have my online account permantly DEACTIVATED!!

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    • Jimbo

      MySocialSecurity passwords are never required to be changed.

      Reply

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