Social Security Disability Program: Do You Qualify?
Enrolling a family member for SSI disability program helps in many ways. Medical needs for such condition can be quiet a financial challenge, especially for low-income families. Once you have enrolled a member for eligibility, the process of checking for Social Security Disability status comes next. This is to make sure that you have completed all the necessary requirements such as medical certificates and other legal requirements. It is also to track the development of your filing or benefit claims.
Here are some of the basic steps on how to check for the status and other important details you need to complete in filing for beneficiary claims.
See If You Are Eligible
The very first thing that they check if you are eligible with the program is your disability status. Secondly, they will assess if your disability hinders you with your basic work-related activities. Third, they check if your condition is in the list of medical conditions that they cover. Last, they have to validate that you have earned enough work credits and that you were insured during that time.
Filing for SSI Disability
You can file for SSI disability for an adult or child with disability and for a person who is 65 years or older. There is an online application form you need to accomplish. You can check the form at SSI Disability Index. You can also call the agency’s hotline 1-800-772-1213 (or TTY 1-800-325-0778 or set up an appointment in the nearest office in your state.
Following Up For SSI Disability Status
Once your application is complete, you can check for its status by logging into ssa.gov. Here, you can view your application status if it has not been submitted, the date it was received (if submitted), schedule for hearing, current location of claim or appeal, and if the decision has been made. It is important to create “my Social Security” account first before checking your SSI disability status. This serves as your own personal account to check on your claims.
Online Follow Up Failed
If you cannot check your disability status due to connectivity or other issues, you can call SSA at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778). Official working days are Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. There is also a special telecommunication service for the deaf and blind eligible. You can also visit the nearest SSA office in your location.
Important Points to Remember
In following up, calling or checking any SSA concern, you should know or memorize your SSA number. You can also write it down and check on it when needed. The agency will ask you to enter your SSA number every time you try to log in your account or call the office. Your SSA number serves as your unique identification for the agency. A hotline is also provided. Call toll-free at 1-800-772-1213. For deaf callers, they can also be reached at TTY number 1-800-325-0778.