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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.


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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.

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

Related pages:

How do I get the status of my COPD disability claim?
How do you get approved for COPD disability?
Requirements to be approved for disability with COPD
Will I get Social Security Disability back pay?
Can I get permanent Social Security Disability
How much does Social Security Disability SSI pay?
Winning disability benefits, how do I win?
How to win your disability benefits
How to apply for disability for medical conditions
Social Security Disability application, how to apply, file
How long to get a disability hearing decision answer?

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

Social Security Disability status, How to check
How to find if a Social Security disability claim has been approved or denied?
How to qualify for disability, who qualifies?
Qualify for disability, eligibility requirements, criteria
How long does a request for a disability hearing take?
How Long Will it Take To Get a Disability Decision Letter from Social Security?
How long does it take to get or be approved for SSI or Social Security disability?
Applying for disability, how to apply, where to go
When should you File for Disability benefits
How Far Back Can SSI Back Pay Be Paid?
Maximum back pay you can get for Social Security disability