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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. Robert W.

    I filed a non-medical reconsideration request/appeal online, addressing a possible benefit underpayment. Will the status of this request appear in my online account and, if so, when will it first appear?

    • Vonda

      Hi Robert, thanks for using our blog. You can check the status in your my Social Security account. It will show if a decision has been made on your appeal.  If you’re unable to check the status of your appeal online, you may call us at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778), Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. or you can contact your local Social Security office. We hope this helps.

      • Robert W.

        Hi, Vonda. Thank you for the response. At the moment, there is no record of the appeal to be seen within my Social Security. Are you saying only a decision will appear on the site, or should I also be able to check on its status as it progresses? I filed the appeal only a few days ago, so am wondering if there is a delay before it appears within my Social Security. Regards.

        • Vonda

          Hi Robert, thanks for reaching out. If the application status in your my Social Security account is not showing the appeal, you may want to call your local Social Security office. Look for the general inquiry telephone number at the Social Security Office Locator. The number may appear under Show Additional Office Information.  

    • Angella A.

      On my SSA online account it says they made a decision to deny my SSI. On my SSDI it only say. They made a decision but did not say the decision for SSDI was denied. It just says they made a decision on my claim. Dies this mean I was approved for SSDI?

      • Vonda

        For your security, Angella, 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. We hope this information helps.

  2. Wendy O.

    My social security claim to start benifits has been in review since 9/21/21… it indicates it should take 2- to 4 weeks, yet it is still in review as of 11/16/21.. Should i call to see if there is an issue? If so what is the best number to call?
    Thank Ypu

    • Leticia G.

      Can you please check for any updates on when I will be receiving the funds, I have already submitted all information that was needed

      • Vonda

        For your security, Leticia, 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. We hope this information helps.

    • Vonda

      Hi Wendy, thanks for reaching out. 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. We hope this information helps.

  3. Don S.

    How can I check if my ex-wife has gotten my children signed up for family benefits under my SSDI claim?

    • Vonda

      Hi Don, thanks for asking your question on the 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.  We hope this information helps.

  4. Lance P.

    Casey Curtis was the person that stole my property in the first place

  5. melody P.

    how do I retrieve my re-entry number if I didn’t write it down?

    • Vonda

      Hi Melody, thanks for using our blog. If you are filing for yourself and have lost or forgotten your re-entry number, you can get it by creating or logging in to your my Social Security account. Your re-entry number can be retrieved by clicking the “Get Re-entry Number” link found in “Your Benefit Applications” tab.

      • Clayton B.

        I been trying for about 9 or 10 months to access my social security account and cannot I also been trying to get help with my problem from social security online and cannot get help and I cannot get help Please help with problem

        • Vonda

          Hi Clayton, thank you for using our blog. We are sorry that you are having difficulty accessing your my Social Security online account. We have established a dedicated my Social Security Hotline. To reach this hotline, call 1-800-772-1213, and say “helpdesk” at the voice prompt. The help desk is available to callers between 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. (Eastern Time). You can also contact your local Social Security office directly. Look for the general inquiry telephone number using our Social Security Office Locator link. We hope this helps! 

          • Lance P.

            Idk who Clayton B is but I believe he’s trying to access my SSN and even has my Stolen Property

          • Vonda

            Hi Lance, thanks for using our blog. Generally, identity theft issues are handled by the Federal Trade Commission. Visit http://www.identitytheft.gov to report identity theft and get a recovery plan or call 1-877-IDTHEFT (1-877-438-4338).

            Visit our Frequently Asked Questions web page for details on what you can do if you think someone is using your Social Security number. We hope this is helpful.

        • Mark A.

          I need a copy of my monthly income.

          • Vonda

            Hi Mark, 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. We hope this helps.

  6. Helmi

    Can. I get. My social security number

    • Vonda

      Hi Helmi, thanks for using our blog. Check out our Social Security Number and Card web page for details on how to get a new, replacement or corrected Social Security card. If you need assistance, please contact your local Social Security office. Look for the general inquiry telephone number at the Social Security Office Locator. The number may appear under Show Additional Office Information.

       

      • Casey c.

        It casey curtis how do i get me card online

        • Vonda

          Hi Casey, thank you for using our blog. Check out our Frequently Asked Questions web page on how to apply for a replacement Social Security card online. We hope this helps.

    • Lewis A.

      Check on my disabity

      • Lewis B.

        Check on my disability

      • Vonda

        Hi Lewis, thank you for using our blog to ask your question. You can log in to or create a my Social Security account to check the status of your application online.

        If you are unable to check your status online, you can call us at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) or 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.

    • Glen B.

      Someone stole my social security check..

      • Ann C.

        Hi, Glen. We are sorry to hear about your situation. If you still need to report a late, missing, or stolen Social Security payment, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions. We hope this helps.  

      • Ann C.

        Hi, Glen. We are sorry to hear about your situation. If you still need to report a late, missing, or stolen Social Security payment, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions. We hope this helps.  

  7. Sonny R.

    I’m hard of hearing “which is my disability: I need to set an appointment at the Camp Creek P-way Social Security Office Atlanta, GA. ? My October Check didn’t come within my Bank-Account! What’s wrong? So, please set up an appointment at the Camp Creek P-
    wat office, so I can handle my problem!

    • Vonda

      Hi Sonny, thanks for using our blog. If you do not receive your electronic payment on the scheduled pay date, please contact your bank or financial institution first. If you still need to report a late, missing, or stolen Social Security payment, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions web page. We hope this information helps.

      • Glen B.

        My social security check has been stolen

  8. Tammy F.

    Where on my social security page can I track an expedited Reinstatement claim?

    • Vonda

      Hi Tammy, thanks for using our blog. You can contact your local Social Security office for an update. Please look for the general inquiry telephone number at the Social Security Office Locator. The number may appear under Show Additional Office Information. 

  9. Rita F.

    I need to change bank from one to another, the bank I’m using now is first choice bank of Pontotoc, Ms. , The bank I need to change from is Woodforest bank, can u help with that?

    • Vonda

      Hi Rita, thanks for using our blog. Check out our Frequently Asked Questions web page for details on how to sign up or change direct deposit. We hope this helps!

  10. Paul T.

    I am just wanting to know how often the status of my claim is updated. Say if I got approved today would it be posted to mySSA in real time, at a certain time of day or only on a certain day of the week?

    • Vonda

      Hi Paul, thanks for using our blog. The application status will always provide the most up-to-date information that is available in the system.

      If you are unable to check your status online, you can call us at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) or 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. We hope this information helps.

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