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How long do cases take?

How to win Disability

SSD Mistakes to avoid

Disability for Mental

What if you get denied?

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Disability through SSA

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Working and Disability

Disability Award Notice

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Disability Conditions List

What is a disability?

Your Medical Evidence

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Social Security Disability or SSI Claim Status in Florida

Where do you call to get the status of your social security disability or SSI claim? Most claimants who are filing for disability in Florida will call the social security office where they filed their claim never realizing that

A) This is not where the case is actually worked on and

B) That the social security office will never really know what is happening with regard to the processing of a disability case.

So where should you call to get the status of your claim?

If your case is at the disability application level, or the request for reconsideration appeal level, then it is being handled at Florida DDS, or disability determination services. To get the status of the case, you would need to contact DDS and ask to speak to the disability examiner who has been assigned to your case. How do you do this?

A) Call the social security office where you initially applied to get the phone number for DDS.

B) Call DDS and ask to speak to your examiner. Typically, you can be connected to your examiner after you supply your social security number so your case can be looked up in the system.

If your case is at the hearing office (meaning that you have requested a hearing and are now waiting for one to be scheduled), then simply contact the hearing office. Contacting the hearing can be useful to verify that the social security office actually transferred your case to the hearing office.

It can also be useful to learn whether or not your case has been assigned to a judge yet. However, typically, you will learn little more than this by contacting the hearing office for a status update.

Regardless of where your claim currently is, however, if you have disability representation, your disability lawyer can obtain the status of your claim for you.

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

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 answer some of the most basic questions for individuals who are considering filing a claim.

How to file for disability, SSD or SSI
How to file for Disability and what medical conditions qualify
How long will it take to get disability?
What if your disability gets denied?
How to Prove you are disabled and qualify to win disability benefits
How to get disability with a mental condition
How long for Social Security Disability Back pay
Social Security Disability SSI eligibility