Q: How and when should I check the status of my California SSDI application once it has been filed?
If you are filing yourself, schedule a reminder to check your SSDI claim status after 30 days have passed. This check will just be to make sure that your claim has been received and is moving through the right channels.
You have two options:
- Call the California SSA office where you filed, and talk with one of their disability claims representatives.
- Pull up your claim online.
Be aware that this type of check will only reveal if your claim is still pending or if a decision has been made. Neither the representative nor the SSA website can tell you what the decision is or if there are any problems that need to be addressed.
For more information, you'll need to talk with Disability Determination Services (DDS). You can learn which DDS office is handling your claim by asking a disability claims representative at any SSA office.
The DDS office can connect you with your disability examiner, who will have more information about where your claim is in the decision process. If your case is still pending a decision, ask if you could do anything to help it move forward.
If you've filed a disability claim in California through a North Valley disability attorney, they will check into the status of your SSDI claim on your behalf and regularly communicate with you on the next step in the process. To learn more about what our team can do for you, call the Ledgerwood Law Group at 888-761-7383 today.