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How do I find out the status of my disability claim for COPD?



 
If you have an initial disability claim, you should contact your local Social Security office or call the disability examiner working your claim.

Note: for those who are unaware, disability examiners receive disability claims that are taken at Social Security offices. They work at a state-level agency that handles making disability claim decisions for the Social Security Administration. In most states, the agency where disability examiners work is called DDS, or disability determination services.

Resources:

1. Apply for disability with COPD
2. COPD and applying for Social Security Disability
3. Social Security Disability list of conditions and COPD


If you do not have the contact number for the examiner working on your disability claim, you can ask your local Social Security office for the number.



The same methods are available if you have a reconsideration appeal that is being worked on and you would like to know it's status as, in most states, your disability claim is at the same disability agency for this determination. Claims that have moved to administrative law judge hearing appeal are handled at the Office of disability adjudication and review, or simply ODAR.

If your disability claim is at the disability hearing level, you can get a status by contacting your local Social Security office or the hearings office. Most likely, they will only be able to tell you if your disability claim has been scheduled for a hearing, or not.

From my experience it is not a bad idea to check on the status of your disability claim periodically during the disability process. You may need to provide additional information, they may need to schedule consultative examinations, or there may have been a decision made.








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For the sake of clarity, SSDRC.com is not the Social Security Administration, nor is it associated or affiliated with SSA. This site is a personal, private website that is published, edited, and maintained by former caseworker and former disability claims examiner, Tim Moore, who was interviewed by the New York Times on the topic of Social Security Disability and SSI benefits in an article entitled "The Disability Mess" and also by the Los Angeles Times on the subject of political attempts to weaken the Social Security Disability system.

The goal of the site is to provide information about how Social Security Disability and SSI work, the idea being that qualified information may help claimants pursue their claims and appeals, potentially avoiding time-consuming mistakes. If you find the information on this site helpful and believe it would be helpful to others, feel free to share links to its homepage or other pages on website resource pages, blogs, or social media. Copying of this material, however, is prohibited.

To learn more about the author, please visit the SSDRC.com homepage and view the "about this site" link near the bottom of the page.