Online Services, SSI

Coming Soon: Improved Check Your Application or Appeal Status Service

December 1, 2016 • By

Last Updated: March 17, 2021

woman on laptopIn December, Social Security will launch a new service for my Social Security account holders where the public can check on the status of an application for benefits or an appeal filed with us.

The service will provide detailed information about retirement, disability, survivors, Medicare, and Supplemental Security Income claims and appeals filed either online at socialsecurity.gov or with a Social Security employee.

The ability to check your application status will be available online to everyone who has or opens a secure my Social Security. You can open an account at www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount.

The service will provide important information about your claim or appeal, including, as appropriate:

  • Date of filing;
  • Current claim location;
  • Scheduled hearing date and time;
  • Re-entry numbers for incomplete applications;
  • Servicing office location; and
  • Claim or appeal decision.

If you are unable to open a my Social Security account, you can still call 1-800-772-1213 to check your claim status by using our automated system using the confirmation number you received when you filed your claim.

Providing our customers with more claim status information helps us meet our goal of delivering innovative, quality services to you and helping secure today and tomorrow.


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  1. DEBORAH AMSPACHER

    Cannot find the site in mySocialSecurity to see status of appeal. Appeal was sent 11/27/2020.

    • Vonda

      Hi Deborah, 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.

      • DEBORAH AMSPACHER

        Where in my Social Security can I check the status of my appeal?

        • Vonda

          Hi Deborah, thanks for using our blog. To check the status of your appeal, sign in to your my Social Security account, scroll down to the “Your Benefit Application” section and select “View Details” to see your application status. We hope this helps!

  2. Kimberly M Carter

    I just want to check on my disability

  3. Kimberly M Carter

    I’m just checking on my status for disabilty

    • Vonda

      Hi Kimberly, 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.

  4. D M

    I requested an overpayment appeal back in August, 2020; you all received my documents on 8/5/2020, it has been 6 month. I spoke to several reps before I had a phone appointment scheduled with a rep on 12/02/2020 and was told she would have to send my appeal to the processing center because they make the decisions, and here it is 1/06/2021 and I still have not heard or received anything. Seems like the rep or somebody could keep me updated by a phone call or email. You all did not overpay me, I only worked 2 mons and 1 week in 2019 and all of my documents are there in front of you to prove it. This is ridiculous to take 6 months for one little email or letter in the mail to say approved or denied. (Senior citizen waiting for an honest answer).

    • Vonda

      For your security, D M, 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.

  5. N Yendes

    I filed an application for retirement benefits on October 5, 2020 but have heard nothing yet. Is this normal time for this to happen? Thanks.

    • Vonda

      Hi Nancy, 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.

  6. Sandra M Ryan

    My application for disability was denied before I completed the application. I can’t access the partial online document and don’t remember what I had submitted. I have multiple health problems and was still deciding which to submit. I called and was told to file forms but none address my situation. How can this be fixed?

  7. CHARLENE D BOYD

    Re my 12/24/20 inquiry, I have called into Social Security and they are looking into it. A lot of delay is due to the coronavirus pandemic. I appreciate the good customer service. You all are essential.

  8. CHARLENE D BOYD

    About a month ago. I sent a SS retirement overpayment check in the mail via the green envelope provided. It has yet to subtract from my bank account. It would be nice to be able to see a status on that! I had a 30 day deadline, absent filling an appeal, or you all were to begin taking my regular monthly check due to come in two weeks until the balance is paid. (Note: I agree to the amount owed.) Should I stop payment on the check? Why is it taking so long to credit? I cannot afford an error of u all taking
    my monthly SS check along with then cashing the check I sent…

    • Kenny O., Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi Charlene, thanks for using our blog. Unfortunately, your question is a bit more complex than we can handle in this forum. For your security, we do not have access to information about your record. We ask that you continue to work with your local office regarding this issue. 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 helps.

  9. CHARLENE D BOYD

    I sent a SS retirement overpayment check in the green envelope provided a month ago. It has yet to subtract from my bank account. It would be nice to know the status if that so my next SS check due in 2 weeks won’t be taken as threatened. I don’t know if I should stop payment on the check because I cannot afford you all taking both funds.

    • Taina olson

      The 17th of each month is cut off for submitting changes to your ss account 95%of the time. Been there over many different issues over years 24. So check date you sent back and verify by phone or in person that they have recieved it and possible out comes if they havent. Otherwise expect the worst and prepare. Getting an emergency check from local office to pay bills is a diffucult task it can be done. If you need help and this happens email me ill help. tgo5353@gmail.com

  10. Pam Sutton

    How do you prove that you do not receive a pension and will never be eligible to receive a pansion?

    • Kenny O., Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi Pam, 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.

      • Taina olson

        She didnt ask that and im sure info was completly usless. Sorry but I had same problem. My benifitamount lower not approved for ssi benifits because showed I was eiligible for pension. Which i wasnt and never will be. Took 7 years to finally get what i was entitled to back 2002. When i first applied.
        Important pam, they need a letter from where ever they say your eligible for penson came from. Be it school distric or a private. Co. Saying you are not eligible for a pension based on your work record and wont be. My verification was done by phone call to benifits department by a social security employe while I was there in office. They con fermed and emidiatly gave and approved my benfts and entitlements. You have to make them do there jobs tell in writing or ask for supervisior to verify pension. Something no one knows or very few. They have a matching system tells them if clients are in a co. That offers pension does not give them egibility info or pension qualifications. So scandulus i believe they assume you are or will get pension and all your rights to benifits change because of this. I hope you get this if u want more info or help email me tgo5353@gmail.com

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