How do you check the status of a Social Security application?


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You can check the status of your application for Social Security benefits by going to secure.ssa.gov. When you sign into your account you will be able to find out if a decision has been made regarding your application and what that decision is.

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There are three possible ways to check the status of your Social Security application. The first is online.

Open the link: https://secure.ssa.gov/apps6z/IAPS/applicationStatus in your browser. When the page loads onto your screen you will sign in with your username and password. Once you have been granted access to the page you will find the following information regarding your case:

1) The date that your application was received.

2) If additional documentation is required.

3) The address of the local Social Security office that is processing your application.

4) The results of your application; whether or not a decision has been made and what the decision is.

The second method for checking your application status is by phone. Call 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778), Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. You will be asked to provide your pesonal information in order to access your case.

The third method is to contact your local Social Security office by phone or in person.

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