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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.

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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