February 7, 2017
The SSDI application process can be lengthy, as hundreds of thousands of individuals apply for these benefits every year. As one of many steps toward improving this process and helping individuals and families receive financial security sooner, the Social Security Administration (SSA) launched a new function called the “my Social Security” system that allows individual claimants to track the status of a claim or appeal. If you have or create a free “my Social Security” account, you can see the date when your application was filed, the current location of your claim, scheduled hearing date and time (if applicable), re-entry numbers for incomplete applications, and decisions made on your claim.
The Advocator Group is prohibited from logging into this account on your behalf, however, we encourage you to create an account because you may be able to see progress that the SSA has made on your claim online before they are able to send out an official notice to you and to us. This account could also help you manage any other Social Security needs you have related to other types of benefits as well.
Nothing in this post is intended as advice or a suggestion to elect or not elect to claim benefits of any kind, including Social Security benefits, nor is it intended as financial advice in any way. The decision to claim benefits is a personal one that is contingent upon each individual’s unique circumstances.