No matter which step of the Social Security disability application process you are on, checking the status of your claim is very important.

Checking the status of your claim is incredibly important because it alerts you to any possible delays and any mistakes made by the Social Security Administration. At Sullivan Law Office, we are dedicated to getting you the Social Security help you need in Louisville, and that’s why, in our latest blog, we talked about how to check the status of your claim after the initial application and the reconsideration period. Keep reading to learn how to check your claim throughout the rest of the steps of the process:

Appeal Hearing

A part of the appeal process is the appeal hearing that is held in front of an Administrative Law Judge. Once you have submitted all of the appropriate appeal forms, the status of your claim and the date of your appeal hearing can be checked by:

  • If your file hasn’t yet been transferred to the appeals office, you can contact your claims examiner or your local Social Security Administration office.
  • If your file has been sent for hearing scheduling and review, you can contact the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review.

In most cases, the application process will end after the appeal hearing, but if your claim is denied after your hearing and you wish to keep trying to get your Social Security disability benefits, you can always request an Appeal Council Review. Learn more about how to check your status through the Appeal Council Review and the Federal Court Appeal when you stay tuned for our next blog.