Topic Categories:


Overview of Disability

Disability Back Pay

Requirements for Disability

Applications for disability

Tips and Advice for Disability Claims

How long does Disability take?

Winning Disability Benefits

Common Mistakes after a Denial

Mental Disability Benefits

Denials for Disability

Appeals for denied claims

Disability Benefits from SSA

SSI Benefits

Child Disability Benefits

Qualifications and How to Qualify

Working and Disability

Disability Awards and Notices

Disability Lawyers, Hiring Attorneys

Social Security List of Conditions

What Social Security considers disabling

Medical Evidence and Disability

Filing for Disability Benefits

Eligibility for Disability Benefits

SSD SSI Definitions



Ask a question, get an answer

Social Security Disability Status on a Case in California




 
The social security administration is not in the habit of automatically updating claimants with regard to what is happening on their social security disability or SSI disability case. And, in fact, it may not even be reasonable to expect this given how many files are being processed at any one time.

Fortunately, an individual in California who has filed a claim or appeal for social security disability or SSI benefits is allowed to make inquiries and check into the status of their disability case. However, in many instances, disability applicants call the wrong agency. Where you should call for a status check really depends on what level your case is at in the system.

Here's a short list of where to call if your SSD or SSI claim (or appeal) is pending:

1. If you have filed a social security disability or SSI claim and have an immediate question that you'd like answered, you may wish to contact the social security office where you applied. Reason: even if they have transferred your case to the state agency (known in most states as disability determination services or the bureau of disability determination), the likelihood is that not a lot of case processing will have occured there yet.

2. If you have a question about the status of your case and it has been at least a few weeks since you made your application, you should probably try to contact the disability examiner who has been assigned to your case. Getting a disability examiner on the phone is usually a lot easier than trying to get someone at the social security office on the phone (in other words, in most cases, you shouldn't have to call 50,000 times before someone actually answers the phone). But here's the catch: to get the number for the state agency where your disability examiner is located, you will probably have to call the social security office first.

3. If you are waiting for a disability hearing to be scheduled and you are curious as to the status of your request, don't call the social security office or disability determination services. Neither of these agencies will be able to tell you anything. Instead, call the actual hearing office. Again, you can try to get this number from the social security office, or, if you have a lawyer working on your case, your lawyer can check the status for you.















Return to:  Social Security Disability Resource Center, or read answers to Questions





























Filing for disability in California

How do I Apply for Disability Benefits in California

How long should you wait before you apply for disability?

SSD and SSI applications in California

What do you do if your California disability claim is denied?

Do you file for your children when you apply for disability in California?

Should you apply for disability in California after a denial?

How long does a disability case take in California

After you file for disability in California

Filing for disability in California and your condition

Filing a disability claim in California, long filing process




The California disability process

Do I need to be disabled a year in California to get disability?

The Social Security Disability process in California

California Disability determination process

Disability approval criteria in California

California Social Security Disability decisions

Steps to Win Social Security Disability benefits in California




Questions about disability in California

How much can you make in California and still apply for disability?

California Social Security Back Pay

Can Disability benefits be garnished in California?

Disability two year medicare waiting period in California

California review of Social Security Disability claim

California Social Security Disability status

VA disability and California Social Security Disability

Can a Congressman in California help on a disability case

How do examiners make disability decisions in California?

Applying for disability benefits in California




How long does disability take in California?

How long does it take to get a decision on a disability case in California?

Why do disability claims take so long in California?

How Long Will It Take To Get My Disability Decision If I Appeal in California?




Disability claims in California with certain conditions

Applying For Disability On the Basis of Back Pain in California

Filing for Disability with Fibromyalgia in California

Social Security Disability For Mental Illness in California




Winning California disability

Will a lawyer improve the chance to win disability in California?

Getting approved for disability in California

Winning disability in California




California Disability Lawyers and Representation

Getting a disability attorney in California

Finding a new disability attorney in California




Applying for SSI in California

Filing for SSI disability in California

SSI disability denied in California

Are SSI claims in California denied more than SSDI claims?

How to apply for SSI Disability in California




Doctors, medical records, and medical exams

Doctors and applying for disability in California

Can you be turned down for disability in California if your doctor says you are disabled?




Disability hearings in California

Disability Hearings in California

California quick disability hearing

How do I win my Social Security Disability Hearing in California?

How long does it take to get a disability hearing in California?




Disability denials in California

Disability Denied in California

If a disability claim is denied in California

Appealing a Social Security Disability denial in California

If you get denied Social Security Disability in California

Why are Most Disability Cases Denied in California?

Getting approved or denied for disability in California




Disability appeals in California

How do you file a disability appeal in California?

How many disability appeals do you get in California?

If your California disability appeal is denied, can you get another appeal?

If your disability reconsideration is denied in California

Filing a reconsideration appeal in California

Why was I denied disability in California?




Qualifying for disability in California

Qualifying for disability in California

Qualify for SSD in California

Will I Qualify For Disability Benefits in California?




Disability lawyers in California

Using a Social Security Disability Attorney in California

Cost of a California disability attorney

Why do disability lawyers in California sometimes not take cases?

Hiring a Disability Lawyer in California

Social Security Disability Attorney Fees In California

How do Disability Lawyers in California get paid their fees?

Should you get a disability lawyer before you get denied in California?

Lawyer for a disability hearing in California

Why was I denied disability in California?