Quick Tip: Check the Status of Your Claim

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While the Social Security Administration is pretty good about notifying you with their decision or whether they need additional information, sometimes things fall through the cracks.

If you haven’t heard anything from the Social Security Administration for a couple months, it might be a good idea to call your local Social Security office to check the status of your claim.

The Social Security Disability process is notoriously slow, so calling may not do much, but at the very least it will give you peace of mind that your case is actively being worked on. Sometimes calling will alert Social Security of a problem, such as claims being lost in the shuffle or a notification not being sent out in a timely manner. Calling can help prompt them to take action and ensure your case is where it is supposed to be.

It’s important to stay on top of your case, especially if they issue a denial for benefits. You only have 60 days to notify the administration that you wish to appeal its decision. Like we said, the Social Security Administration is pretty good about getting its notice of decision letters in the mail, but things can happen. You’ll want to make sure you follow up if you haven’t heard anything for awhile to make sure you meet that 60 day deadline if need be.

An experienced disability attorney can assist you with keeping track of deadlines and following up with the Social Security Administration to ensure your case is up to date and moving through the evaluation process. Let someone else worry about the hassle, get a free consultation today.