78 thoughts on “Coming Soon: Improved Check Your Application or Appeal Status Service

  1. This will be nice for the retirement who have had seven strokes,like me to the brain that crack the brain and cripple limbs on my body and people don’t understand me because a brain stroke hit my voice I live on 748.00 a month I go to many doctors and buy 26 different kinds of pills a month’s six creams,four shampoos,not counting what I have to buy over the counter products for my problem skin due to staying inside not getting no vitamin D and E,it’s really sad I started working really young just a child in school they took out taxes ,worked three to four jobs every year everyday it took it now I thought working four jobs when I retired I would draw a great amount not me I can hardly pay my meds,insurance,and what I have to have for the month then people break in on me take that police and home insurance said it only pays so much they stoked about 50,000.00 worth of stuff and they gonna only give me 2,500.00 back on my home owners insurance that’s bull then I worked all my life to have what I paid for honestly and some convicts this come in break my door down on front of my house then my bedroom door with two dead bolts still kicked it in so they protect the convict not the handicapped can I get more social security money each month on my check added to it,I’m hurting each month,have to do without that’s not right to the working person all these people faking this disabilities,I hear them laughing when I’m at doctors laughing how they play the government I think everyone under the age of 55 they should have to be recerified every two years that way u really know they should have to go to the physical the social security people pick for them like they did for me this would stop fraud on social security and food stamps,welfare,they should have to be drug tested every month,that would Goethe United States more money for children in schools ,food,etc for our world United States waste money on people comes from Alaska here laughing say they put all their money in their in laws names draw food stamps,welfare Tenn Cate,that’s stupid I couldn’t draw insurance and I didn’t have a job or a husband.

    • So sad. You must do not have any children who can help? I do understand. Barely surviving as well. Food banks and churches have been get help.

  2. Look at the feedback you are getting about initiating a tracking system for the claims people file. While commendable, your blog is not reaching those who need the information, rather, you are getting comments from people who have an individual grievance. In most cases it is not germain to your post. Maybe there should be more thought put into your subject matter and a disclaimer at the end which would discourage nonsensical posts.

  3. my son was getting sst sense he was about 8 years old it stopped when he was 18 but he did not grow out of it i made appeals and that did not help i do not understand how this is you do not out grow this adhd it is a bad illness for some

  4. I think this is a great idea. It’s quite stressful waiting for months to find out about your application. For those that don’t have a disease on the compassionate allowance list it will take years to finally go in front of a judge. This would be reassuring for the applicant, to know at which point the application is near.

  5. I was receiving SSI disability until I reach 62 years of age and Social Security made me retire early stating I would get a little more money then the $720 SSI disability was paying me. At the same time my son who will be 4 yrs old on December 14th 2016 was also SSI disability for his autism and Social Security also put him on my retirement also stating he would get $20 more a month. I went from receiving $720 from SSI disability shoe collecting $958 on early retirement my son who was collecting $738 a month from SSI disability to only collecting just $635 on my retirement. My increase was $138 a month more where as my son lost $103 per month. Between my son and I the only increase was $35 I gained 138 he lost $103 do the math and that comes out to $35 a month more to me to my son it is not worth it I wanted to stay on SSI disability for both of us does Social Security told me my son when he was on SSI disability making $738 a month will be getting an increase of $20 a month bringing it to $758 a month giving him an increase as I was told of $20 a month more lo and behold they lied and was told I have no choice but to accept it and nothing I could do about it. My son on November 8th 2014 was diagnosed with ASD otherwise known as Autism
    Spectrum Disorder to make it short my son has Autism which is a major disability. Problem being since they made him go on my retirement his benefit verification letter does not say even though he is disabled and that makes me mad just because they made him go on retirement he did not miraculously get cured from autism they will not put on his verification letter that he is a disabled individual which he is and will be for years to come. Some things should and must be done to correct that we are disabled and just because they made us retire doesn’t mean we are no longer disabled.

    • Thank you for your comment Anthony. Social Security has strict guidelines that apply to individuals receiving benefits under the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program. If an SSI recipient is insured and qualifies on his or her own record for their own retirement benefit, they are required to apply at age 62. Failure to apply for additional benefits can result in suspension or termination of their SSI benefits.

  6. It would be nice if there was someway when a person signs up on line for Parts A & B, that they know it went through or that it was received by SS.

    • Hi Patricia. Individuals who have filed a claim for benefits online, can check the status of their application using their confirmation number. If you have a confirmation number from when you applied, you can check the status of your application here. Also, you can create a my Social Security account or login to your existing account to check the status of your claim. In the event you do not or cannot create an account, it will still be possible to check the status of your claim using the confirmation number with our automated phone system. If anything prevents you from checking your application status online, call us at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. You can also contact your local field office. Thanks.

      • i wished you would have had this 10+ years ago.

        your office had apparently written a letter advising WHEN my hearing date was; however, neither i nor my lawyer ever received it!!

        i called your office & then found out it supposedly had been sent & WHEN it would be.

        this would have HELPED this situation going online that SOMETHING was finally happening. thanks.

        bettyg, iowa … took 5 yrs. of hell to be approved & 2 apps.

      • I filed for retirement for benefits only at the end of October and I can not get any information in regards to the status of my application. All I can get is that it has not been processed yet and I will get a letter in the mail. This has been over a month. What can I do? I can never get a person to talk to.

        • Hi Jimmie. Unfortunately and because of security reasons we do not have access to personal records in this blog and cannot answer your question at this time. One of our representatives should be able to provide you with an explanation and answer your questions about this matter. You can visit your local Social Security office or you can call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 Monday to Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sometimes we experience higher than normal call volume. Generally, when calling our toll free number, you will have a shorter wait time if you call later during the day or later during the week. We thank you for your understanding and for bringing this matter to our attention. Please try again.

  7. The State of Florida Division of Driver License has two lines. One for US Citizens and another for Non-citizens.

    People applying for SSR and SSDI pay your Administrative expense. There should be a shorter line for us at your local field office. There should be a shorter waiting period for a hearing for people applying for SSDI than someone applying for SSI. We pay your Administrative expense and get treated like second class Citizens and got to wait behind people who paid nothing.

    • People applying for SSDI can do it Online, but SSI cannot be done Online. The people applying for SSDI should be fast track to their hearing date with the ALJ.

      In any other third world country, the paying customers come first.

    • The reason waiting times and lines kerp getting longer is because of CUTS that Congress keeps making! Everyone who screams for “smaller government,” well, what do you THINK that mesns??? Closed government ofgices, fewer employees to help you, shorter hours, DUH!!! Which do you people want, you can’t have all the benefits you want if you get rid of all the governmental agencies that handle those benefits.

  8. The Tickets-To-Work program is voluntary, but Vocational Rehabilitation is not. When will the SSA actually force people into Vocational Rehabilitation service and save the Social Security disability money by getting people off the disability roll.

    The SSA can give the State a list of people and if the state can find them a job, then they must do it. This applies to the State Vocational Rehabilitation and not the Employment Networks.

    The State Rehabilitation Service can notify the SSA that there is a job available and the SSA can send the notice to the claimants to call the State Vocational Rehabilitation service. Failure to do so can result in having benefits withheld.

    • The SSA should force Social Security disability recipients to participate in the State Vocational Rehabilitation services like how Unemployment Compensation forces people to look for jobs in order to collect unemployment.

      • Um, in order to receive Social Security Disability benefits you have to be 100% disabled and TOTALLY AND PERMANENTLY UNABLE TO WORK. So you want to force people who lost their jobs because they CANNOT WORK to get a job? What is the MATTER with people??? What part of 100% DISABLED do you not understand? Unemployment is for while you’re looking for work, disability is for people who CANNOT work. Oh, the stupidity of Americans makes my head want to explode!

  9. What I dont understand is that a Judge declares you disabeled and social security starts paying you till you turn 65 but start taking back that money you earned and payed , into retirement and take away medical. The only benifit you got as disabeled. Now that retirement goes to medicines, doctors and hospitals. What are you supposed to eat. GRASS.

  10. It doesn’t make any sense that I am the lawyer in fact (POA) for my wife who was disabled on 2/28/2014, and I cannot administrate her acct. I’m trying to file for medicare disability (turned 65 yesterday), and although this would be the best way to do it, it’s too limiting. We went to the local ss office, waited in line for an hour, to be told she doesn’t qualify b/c she needs 40qtrs but only has 30qtrs. They never gave us any paperwork/ official letter of denial, yet now my retirement healthcare has dropped her 11/30/2016 without this official denial! ugghhhh

    • Hello Mr. Conley, thank you for your comment. Individuals are eligible for Medicare based on their work records or on their spouse’s work records. However, your wife has the right to file an application for Medicare benefits and receive an official denial of her claim from Social Security, which will provide her appeals rights, if in case she wants to seek legal advice to verify our decision. Please call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 and ask one of our representatives to help you schedule an appointment. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.
      On a side note Sir, Social Security does not recognize “Power of Attorneys”.

  11. Wishing u hv live chat, so i can get results easily.
    Ur 800 takes time on hold to wait.
    Make it less taxing for the mainstream pls open a live chat.

    • If you have to wait on your phone call, what do you think it will be like, if they did start a chat ?? Take their advice late in the day, late in the week. It works.

  12. the games are ridiculously incredible
    its a game of work work work so you can be taken care of and therefore i worked and worked overtime for 32 yrs and was a single mother and grandmother, with my ex husband having ssi 738.00 120 foodstamps medicade,housing and housing allowance since 1988 and no obligation of enforced childsupport never worked never paid 1 payment of childsupport (we couldnt receive 50.00 bks a month for 2 kids because it is against the law for the state to leave him in poverty ) and still alive and still no back pay to me and then my current husband has worked n worked n paid n paid childsupport and they go and send his ex wife 450.00 of backpay childsupport and leave him with 450.00 of ssda disability to live on so he receives less then a ssi -738.00 n he doesnt qualify so he is almost homeless and i have been declared tottal disabled since 2014 and still waiting for another review of medical even though i had a head injury previous,manic depressive,severe fibomylgia,etc.. heaven help & hear all of us,and in all this turmoil i became homeless through an illigel foreclosure. HORRIBLE,HORRIBLE I FEEL LIKE IM IN MEXICO NO ONE CARES

  13. Hello- I want to create a M Social Security sight for my Autistic adukt son.
    I am his legal gaurdian- he cant create his own account because he only functions at a 5 year old level.
    On the website it states : You can only create an account using your own personal information and for your own exclusive use.

    You cannot create an account on behalf of another person or using another person’s information or identity, even if you have that person’s written permission.

    What if the person is incapable of creating an account? Can I do it for him?

  14. I hate this system. I completed my hearing with the ALJ on 7/27/17. Under “my social security ” online, it lists “view decision”, and when I click that it says you have a decision on your appeal and then reads, you have been denied. The date on it reads 7/26/17. A day before my hearing. So is this my administrative hearing result or is it my initial claim? The level says “hearing.” However, I was told by the judge, at the hearing he was going to approve it and expedite my claim. Why is it formatted like this? I have no idea if I now have been denied!

    • Hi, Carol. Unfortunately, but for security reasons, we do not have access to personal records in this blog. Please contact your local Social Security office directly to expedite resolution of your situation. If you are unable to visit the local office, you can call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213, representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Generally, you will have a shorter wait time if you call later in the day. Thanks.

    • I had a hearing on 7/24 and it’s still with the writers. I don’t have a decision and next Monday will be 12 weeks…. SMH! My online account says your hearing was held and it’s waiting decision from the ALJ.

  15. I cant find a single site that illustrates the decision levels and denial listing as it appears on the my SS page. I need help understanding what it is Im looking at. What is level 3 hearing and how do I know the listed result is associated with the latest level?

  16. I cannot see any info regarding my case at all on MySSA!! It states that I am not eligible due to expiration of my DLI, but I have an active case going. I was remanded from the Appeals Council back to the ALJ, I know I am with the decision writers. Why can I not see any case info or the fact that I have an active case?

    • We apologize for the inconvenience, Kimberly. If you cannot check the status of your application online, please call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 and ask one of our agents to assist you. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Generally, you will have a shorter wait time if you call later in the week, thanks.

  17. I had my hearing 7/21/17 the ALJ approved my case. But my social security is saying it been processing. No letter no nothing. I called the 800 number for ssa on the phone waiting over an hour they said it had to be signed. She gave me a number to the judge office the lady said it was waiting on the writer whatever that means. I have worked over 32 years now I have health problems can’t function no more like I used to. I need my funds now everything is getting behind.

  18. I never received a confirmation # for my application. I had a # to get back into my application was all. Now when I try to set up my account, it won’t allow me. I don’t know why I’m having so much trouble. I called SS and the lady said she could give me no information for 30-45 day because the appl was in progress. I realize that, but all I need is a print out of some sort to show an estimated amount that I will receive so I can get health ins. – they want proof of my income from SS for 2018 before I can finalize my ins and the deadline is 12-15-17!!! Can you please help me?
    I think some of the trouble could be from the fact that my name has been both my first name has been used with one and two “L” s at times in the past.

    • Hello Pam, we apologize for this inconvenience. For security reasons, we do not have access to personal records via this blog. You can contact your local office and request to speak with the office manager to see how we can help you. If you are unable to visit your local servicing office, you may call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213, representatives are available Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Thanks!

  19. My wife (now deceased ) #*** – ** – ****was subjected to a payment clawback. Since that event I have received a letter informing me she is due the final payment. I have submitted form SSA-1724. How much time will be involved in resolution of this incident.
    Thank you
    John Garceau, Executor

    • Hi John. Unfortunately and because of security reasons we do not have access to personal records in this blog and cannot answer your question at this time. One of our representatives should be able to answer your questions about this matter. Please call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 Monday to Friday between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Or contact the Social Security office where you submitted your claim (form SSA-1724), for further assistance. Thanks.

  20. I filed a appeal to the Commissioner and or a civil action against him. I was told by the Gallatin, Tn office, that I should have heard something by 20 November 2017 or 6 months thereafter. I have yet to hear anything in reference to this matter. Please fell free to contact me at (615) xxx-xxxx to update me of the status

    • Hi Timothy. Unfortunately, but for your security, we do not have access to personal records in this blog. Please continue working with your local office. You should be allowed to speak with the manager to see how we can help to expedite resolution of your situation. If you are unable to visit the local office, you can call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778. Representatives are available Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Thanks!
      Just a reminder – please be cautious about posting personal information on social media.

  21. Sir, my mother is receiving the husband pension check. Last dec. 6 supposed she will receive . No check come in. We tried to contact you in the phone but unfortunately were on hold for an hour. No 1answer. My mother is to old. She need our assistance. What we need to do? Please advice.

  22. I recieved a letter on Dec. 8th re making deductions being discontinued for health care premiums and medicare prescription plan costs from my monthly SS check. I dont understand your information. Please give me a call at 770 941 9743 to explain this. I do not know what you are changing. Please ans. this question. Ty
    Dorothy Brandenburg .

    • Hi Dorothy, we do not have access to personal information in this venue. You can call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 and speak to one of our agents. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.
      Please be cautious about posting personal information on any social media channel. Thanks!

  23. I received your e-mail dated 2017-12-26 my Social Security application online. I hope I just applied for Medicare benefits and not Social Security retirement benefits. Just wanted to make sure. Thanks – wayne

    • Hi Wayne, your receipt includes a confirmation number you can use to check the status of your application. Or, you can call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 and speak to one of our agents. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Thanks!

  24. I sent online an appeal on 12/19/2017 and when I finished it I received a message confirming that it was successfully submitted (I printed it)
    I created my social security account, before to send my appeal (Appeal is related to the amount approved for benefits).
    As of this date in my SS account there is not any information about my appeal. I have contacted SS twice and the first time I was explained that I need to wait and the second time I was explained that there is not any appeal in the system related to my SS number..

  25. DOB…5/24/1930….LAST 4 OF SOCIAL 9455

    • We wish we could be more help Eugene, but for security reasons we do not have access to personal records in this blog. Your local office will be able to assist you in explaining the letter or the overpayment issue.
      If you’re unable to visit the local office, you should call our toll-free number at 1-800-772-1213. Representatives are available between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday through Friday but you will generally have a shorter wait time if you call later during the day or later in the week.
      For more information and to learn about appeals and waiver rights, read our publication on “Overpayments“.
      Just a reminder – Please be cautious about posting personal information on social media channels. Thanks.

  26. .I am representative payee for my son, and we have been trying to get in contact with someone to report changes in employment/income, to no avail. Contacted 800 number over a week ago, was told a message was sent to local SSA office; have not heard anything! Also, how can we get on the “call back” SSA used to have instead of waiting an hour or more?? SO FRUSTRATED! How do we report changes if we cannot contact anyone, and no one calls back???

    • Hello Carole, we appreciate your concern. if your son is receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, is important that you report changes on your wages or income, as it could affect his SSI payments.
      The message that our telephone service representative sent to the local office is proof that you contacted us to report the change. However, we may need to ask you specific questions about these changes. Please contact your local Social Security office for a follow up. We recommend that you bring with you the most recent pay-stubs or any other document that reflects the change in your wages/income. Thanks!

  27. This has happened repeatedly over the years, every time we needed to talk to someone re: letters, changes, etc. We even had to contact our congressman a couple of times just to get a response from our local SSA office. Does anyone else have this problem? Many changes need to be made if SSA is going to be effective in helping people do the things they are required to do by SSA, like contacting those who want to report changes so they don’t get into trouble & loose or have to pay back benefits that they legitimately qualified for.

  28. My case decision has gone to unassigned writing and assigned writing and its still not showing up on my social security account online. How often do you all update these pages?

  29. I filed a Survivors Benefit Appeal almost a year ago, and there is no where on My Social Security to check the status of an appeal. You guys need to change this as there is no where on this site to check claim status.
    Thank you
    Sonja Clapp

  30. I have a case # and SSN is listed as claim number but the system can not access my claim. The SSI was denied in 30 days but I am now receiving the following
    : Benefit Application Under Review

    A medical decision has been made and we are working to process your benefit application. A Social Security Representative may contact you directly if we need any additional documents or information.

    • Hi Inita, please call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 for assistance. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. If you are having problems with your my Social Security account, say “helpdesk” for assistance with your my Social Security account. Or contact your local Social Security office. Thanks!

  31. States on account appeal under review medical decision has been made we will contact you if we need more info..is this a good or bad sign please help

  32. I need help with a local social security office. There is a problem on my wage report that needs corrected and the local field office is either to busy or does not care to even return my phone calls. I have been working on this for 3 months. Where can I go for help?

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