Overview of Disability
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How to win Disability
SSD Mistakes to avoid
Disability for Mental
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How to file Appeals
Disability through SSA
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How do I qualify for it?
Working and Disability
Disability Award Notice
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What is a disability?
Your Medical Evidence
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Getting a disability claim updated with new information
How do I find my disability claim to update it?
You cannot update you disability claim on your own. You must contact your local Social Security office to provide them with the information you wished to be updated. You can also call the toll free Social Security number 1-800-772-1213 for some updates.
Non-medical information, particularly concerning income and/or assets should be reported to the Social Security office, specifically the claims representative, or CR, that took your claim.
However, if you want to update something medical (diagnoses, places and dates of treatment, etc), you should first try to contact the disability examiner working on your disability claim. The examiner is the individual who evaluates your medical evidence of record as well as your vocational work history to determine if you can be approved on the basis of a listing, approved through a medical vocational allowance, or if the claim must be denied.
After your claim evaluation has begun, in fact, most of the information you would need to pass on to the Social Security Administration would need to go the examiner assigned to your claim. If you are unable to reach them, contact your local Social Security office and they will get the information to them.
Return to: Social Security Disability Resource Center, or read answers to Questions
Social Security Disability Status - when should I call to check
What does a Social Security Disability Examiner do?
How Does A Social Security Disability Examiner Determine a Person’s Functional Limitations?
What happens if the Social Security disability examiner cannot find all the needed medical records?
Will the the SSA Examiner Call or Contact me about my Social Security Disability or SSI Claim?
Information on the following topics can be found here: Social Security Disability Questions and in these subsections:
Frequently asked questions about getting Denied for Disability Benefits | FAQ on Disability Claim Representation | Info about Social Security Disability Approvals and Being Approved | FAQ on Social Security Disability SSI decisions | The SSD SSI Decision Process and what gets taken into consideration | Disability hearings before Judges | Medical exams for disability claims | Applying for Disability in various states | Selecting and hiring Disability Lawyers | Applying for Disability in North Carolina | Recent articles and answers to questions about SSD and SSI
These pages provide answers to basic questions about pursuing disability benefits
How do I check the status of my Social Security disability claim?
Can you get temporary Social Security disability or SSI benefits?
How do you Win Benefits under Social Security Disability or SSI?
Can I Be Eligible For SSI And Social Security Disability At The Same Time?
How long does it take to be approved for SSI or Social Security disability?
The Difference Between Social Security Disability (SSD) and SSI – How are they different Part II