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    How to Check the Status of Your SSDI Claim

     You can check your status online or call Disability Determination Services and ask to speak with the examiner that is assigned to your case.

    Mike, in Santee, California, asks “How do I find out the status of my Social Security Disability claim?”

    The status of your Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) case can be obtained by logging in or create a my Social Security account to check the Status of Your Application online. Note that you cannot check the status of your application online if you do not have a my Social Security account.

    Your application status shows:

    • Your Re-entry number for pending online benefit application or online appeal that has not been submitted;
    • The date we received your application or appeal;
    • Scheduled Hearing date and time;
    • Current claim or appeal location including the address of the office processing your application; and
    • If a decision has been made.

     If you are unable to check your status online, you can contact the Social Security claims representative assigned to your case or the DDS examiner assigned to your case. After your application for disability has been submitted to the Social Security Administration (SSA), your case is sent to a state agency that is responsible for making decisions on disability eligibility. This state agency is usually called Disability Determination Services (DDS). The Social Security Administration representative takes the disability application, but the decision on eligibility is made by the disability examiner.

    You can call Disability Determination Services and ask to speak with the examiner that is assigned to your case.

    You may be asked for your social security number in order to find out which examiner is assigned to your case. To get the phone number for DDS, you can contact your local social security office and they should be able to give you that number. 

    If you have a disability attorney, or non-attorney representative handling your case then you should allow him/her to contact Social Security or Disability Determination Services for you. It is best to let your representation deal with the SSA and DDS so that he/she is up-to-date on the status of your claim and can resolve any issues related to your claim.

    Here is a list of the Social Security Offices in the San Diego area:

    Chula Vista, CA SSA
    3830 Third Ave, Ste. B
    Chula Vista, CA 91910
    (619) 427-7414

    El Cajon, CA SSA
    846 Arnele St.
    El Cajon, CA 92020
    (619) 440-2943

    El Centro, CA SSA
    2345 South Second Street
    El Centro, CA 92243
    (760) 352-4961

    La Mesa, CA SSA
    7961 University Avenue
    La Mesa, CA 91941
    (619) 464-8533

    National City, CA SSA
    2530 E. Plaza Boulevard
    National City, CA 91950
    (619) 267-1175

    Oceanside, CA SSA
    2160 South El Camino Real
    Oceanside, CA 92054
    (760) 439-8025

    San Diego, CA SSA
    8505 Aero Drive
    San Diego, CA 92123
    (858) 278-1099

    San Diego, CA SSA
    1333 Front Street
    San Diego, CA 92101
    (619) 557-5257

    San Marcos, CA SSA
    367 Via Vera Cruz
    San Marcos, CA 92086
    (760) 471-2155