Appeal Under Review

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 11/28/2017 - 16:21

My account has said the below starting on 10/27 and has not changed. I did rec'd a fully favorable decision and have been told it is at the processing center.
Anyone have this message how long until it updated to show approved ? How long until your benefits started ?

SSDI not SSI

Appeal Under Review

A medical decision has been made and we are working to process your decision. A Social Security Representative may contact you or your appointed representative directly if we need any additional documents or information."

Bryan
Thu, 11/30/2017 - 15:23 Permalink

HI there,
You may want to contact the SSA regarding this, but if you were awarded benefits you would receive a letter stating so in the next few months.

John (not verified)
Thu, 01/18/2018 - 13:46 Permalink

I also received the following status update:
"Appeal Under Review

A medical decision has been made and we are working to process your decision. A Social Security Representative may contact you or your appointed representative directly if we need any additional documents or information."
Why would they tell me that a decision has been made and not tell me just what the decision was? Like Favorable or Unfavorable?

Bryan

In reply to by John (not verified)

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 15:28 Permalink

Hi John,
I could not say as we are not affiliated with the SSA. You may want to contact them regarding this.

John (not verified)
Mon, 01/22/2018 - 17:25 Permalink

Mine says appeal under review for 31 days so far I called the ssa 800 number 10 days after it said appeal under review and the nice guy on the phone told me I was approved and will be receiving a letter i was in such shock I didn’t ask any other questions it’s been about 20 days since I spoke to him how long does it take to get the letter please help I’m going nuts
But maybe you can help

Bryan

In reply to by John (not verified)

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 16:18 Permalink

Hi John,
I really could not say when your letter would arrive as we are not affiliated with the SSA and we would not have this information. Generally you would receive a letter after being officially approved.

Bryan

In reply to by John (not verified)

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 16:18 Permalink

Hi John,
I really could not say when your letter would arrive as we are not affiliated with the SSA and we would not have this information. Generally you would receive a letter after being officially approved.

Car92780 (not verified)
Mon, 02/12/2018 - 15:29 Permalink

My status says Appeal Under Review... A medical decision has been made.... What does that mean

Eric

In reply to by Car92780 (not verified)

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 16:15 Permalink

Hi There,

They are in the process of writing your decision and you should be receiving a decision in the near future. Best of luck!

Car92780 (not verified)

In reply to by Eric

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 20:13 Permalink

Thanks.. I called today and they said I should receive a letter this week... I'm nervous next I'm getting a answer so soon so I'm thinking I might be denied however I have been waiting 8 months since my hearing.

Melissa (not verified)

In reply to by Car92780 (not verified)

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 11:14 Permalink

Just wondering if you got your letter..were you approved..mine states the same message

Donna (not verified)
Wed, 04/25/2018 - 13:08 Permalink

Hi, I had my disability hearing on 03-21-18. When should I start calling SSA for any updates or is it still to early. Also I wanted to ask can your attorney find out for you instead of me calling Thank you!

rsg

In reply to by Donna (not verified)

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 16:47 Permalink

Hi Donna,

Every case is different so I can't give a definitive time. Typically your lawyer will find out if your were approved or denied before you are, so you can contact your lawyer to find out more information.

Nia (not verified)
Thu, 11/01/2018 - 16:29 Permalink

Hearing on 8/2/18 verbally approved by the judge , called the 800 number and they couldn’t tell me the decision. I’m so panicking as I’m 3 months late in my mortgage. What does this means and if the judge approved it can anyone overturned his decision, my lawyer was there present at my hearing. Please someone enlight me with any information that might know about this long process. Thanks

Appeal Under Review

A medical decision has been made and we are working to process your decision. A Social Security Representative may contact you or your appointed representative directly if we need any additional documents or information.

rsg

In reply to by Nia (not verified)

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 16:34 Permalink

Hi Nia,

I would contact your lawyer and see if they have heard the decision. They often hear the decision for your case before you. Best of luck!

Anonymous (not verified)
Fri, 02/01/2019 - 17:45 Permalink

02/01/2019
Appeal Under Review

A medical decision has been made and we are working to process your decision. A Social Security Representative may contact you or your appointed representative directly if we need any additional documents or information. What does this mean?

Eric

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 19:06 Permalink

It means that your case is still pending, but you should be hearing a decision in the near future. Best of luck!

Art. (not verified)
Mon, 06/24/2019 - 00:19 Permalink

The VA has me at 100% total and permanent disability.
I applied for SSDI. I’m 58.
I applied in February 2019 I received a denial letter in May 201 I received a denial letter in May 2019 I was shocked with all my injuries from service I was turned down. I am now in the reconsideration process.

rsg

In reply to by Art. (not verified)

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 15:30 Permalink

Hi Art,

So sorry! It may be that you do not have enough work credits for SSDI. Your denial letter should explain why you were denied.

George (not verified)
Fri, 07/26/2019 - 10:50 Permalink

7/25/2019

Appeal Under Review

A medical decision has been made and we are working to process your decision. A Social Security Representative may contact you or your appointed representative directly if we need any additional documents or information.

What does this mean look like i maybe approved if it was a denial they would not need any additional information right?

Anonymous (not verified)

In reply to by George (not verified)

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 17:05 Permalink

Right I would love to know what that mean also I'm in the same process right now.

rsg

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Wed, 08/07/2019 - 17:34 Permalink

Hi There,

It means they are still processing your claim. If they need anything else from you, they will reach out. Once a decision is made, you will receive a letter in the mail.

Zy (not verified)

In reply to by rsg

Tue, 09/10/2019 - 10:30 Permalink

But if you says a decision has been made, then a letter would be sent out immediately?

rsg

In reply to by Zy (not verified)

Tue, 09/10/2019 - 15:10 Permalink

Hi Zy,

That means that the SSA has made a decision on your case. The letter should explain if you were approved or denied and why!

Dee (not verified)
Wed, 08/14/2019 - 15:03 Permalink

The SSA site states that I’m denied for SSI but that my appeal is under review for SSDI .. It also states that a medical decision has been made ..
I received a letter confirming the denial of SSI due to medical reasons
As I have Sarcoidosis, COPD , Endometriosis, Obesity, Hypertension , Sever Anemia,Rhumetoid Arthritis plus more and the judge states I’m too young and my illnesses can limit me , but not stop me from working I have to take breaks n he states I can only sit for 2 hours and only walk for one hour

Eric

In reply to by Dee (not verified)

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 16:46 Permalink

Hi There,

I am so sorry to hear that. It is difficult to be approved for both SSI and SSDI at the same time though. Best of luck of the SSDI decision.

smiller (not verified)
Mon, 09/09/2019 - 17:14 Permalink

the ALJ asked if I would change the onset date. Does this mean that I am approved?

rsg

In reply to by smiller (not verified)

Tue, 09/10/2019 - 15:22 Permalink

Hi Smiller,

Onset date usually refers to the date you began experiencing your disabling condition. The ALJ asking does not mean that you were approved or denied. They may need that information to further evaluate your claim.

Dave (not verified)
Sun, 10/06/2019 - 21:32 Permalink

No hearing date yet. But when I checked the site it reads Appeal under review, Decision has been made

rsg

In reply to by Dave (not verified)

Mon, 10/07/2019 - 16:59 Permalink

Hi Dave,

If a decision has been made, then you should be receiving a letter in the mail shortly that will explain if you were approved or denied and the next steps. Best of luck!

Ana (not verified)

In reply to by rsg

Mon, 11/11/2019 - 23:00 Permalink

How can they deny you without having a hearing? What if you have more medical proof to show ? I have the same message and I believe it is incorrect because i submitted the appeal and the decision was made the next day.

mts

In reply to by Ana (not verified)

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 16:45 Permalink

Hi Ana,

Being denied happens to about 70% of applicants. Are you currently working with an attorney? This would be our recommended course of action. If you have an attorney you are significantly more likely to be successful.

https://www.disability-benefits-help.org/form/free-disability-evaluation

Fill out the above information and you will be connected with an attorney or advocate in your area.

Harley Devilson (not verified)
Wed, 10/09/2019 - 11:53 Permalink

Hello, I had my hearing on 10-3-19 with a AJ and a Disability lawyer, and when all was said and done, my lawyer said I most likely will win my case and had me sign a piece of paper even the judge asked if it was filled out, and the lawyer took me outside the hearing and said I was in favor however when checking the ssa website say still pending waiting on medical decision, what does this mean? I am on pins and needles and my lawyer is out of town, any help would be greatly appreciated.

rsg

In reply to by Harley Devilson (not verified)

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 16:22 Permalink

Hi Harley,

It means that they are still processing your claim. I would keep checking in with your lawyer once they are back. Your lawyer will likely find out if you were approved or denied before you receive a letter with the decision.

Niki (not verified)

In reply to by rsg

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 12:25 Permalink

Then that brings up the question of what “processing” is?

rsg

In reply to by Niki (not verified)

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 16:00 Permalink

Hi Niki,

They are still working on your claim and determining if you meet the eligibility requirements for benefits.

allen dupree garrett (not verified)
Tue, 10/15/2019 - 10:29 Permalink

ive been waiting for an decision since june 2019, when wil iget some type of update or did i receive an answer yet?

rsg

In reply to by allen dupree garrett (not verified)

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 15:06 Permalink

Hi Allen,

You should receive a letter in the mail when a decision is made! If you had a lawyer helping you, you can contact them to see if they have received an answer on your claim as well!

ddale (not verified)
Mon, 11/11/2019 - 23:43 Permalink

Can you please explain to me why I have the same message a medical decision has been made etc.I am waiting on my hearing please help me understand..

rsg

In reply to by ddale (not verified)

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 17:00 Permalink

Hi Dale,

It sounds like the SSA is still processing your claim. They have other factors, not just your medical eligibility that they need to factor in when making a decision. You'll receive a letter in the mail once you are approved or denied.

Frank (not verified)
Thu, 12/19/2019 - 14:02 Permalink

I file an appeal to have a hearing with a ALJ, it was submitted and then processed. Now a few days later it read appeal under review a medical decision was made, my question is how can that have happened I haven’t seen the judge yet nor had an appointment to see the alj, what could this mean for my case?

rsg

In reply to by Frank (not verified)

Thu, 12/19/2019 - 16:38 Permalink

Hi Frank,

There are different factors considered when the SSA is evaluating a claim. It sounds like they may have made a decision on if you medically qualify, but may still be examining your claim to see if you meet the other criteria.

Jewohn (not verified)
Thu, 02/13/2020 - 08:19 Permalink

Appeal Under Review

A medical decision has been made and we are working to process your decision. A Social Security Representative may contact you or your appointed representative directly if we need any additional documents or information.

My question is, Is this good or bad sign on a fully favorable decision.

Top

rsg

In reply to by Jewohn (not verified)

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 11:34 Permalink

Hi Jewohn,

This just means the SSA is still determining if you are eligible for disability benefits. If they do contact you for more information, I would try to send it right away to help aid in the process. Best of luck!

Anonymous (not verified)
Sat, 07/18/2020 - 22:09 Permalink

Processing
07/17/2020
Appeal Under Review

A medical decision has been made and we are working to process your decision. A Social Security Representative may contact you or your appointed representative directly if we need any additional documents or information.

CM

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Sat, 08/22/2020 - 21:01 Permalink

Hello,

This means the SSA is processing your application. You should receive the final decision in a letter or online.

Jo (not verified)
Wed, 08/19/2020 - 00:38 Permalink

I got a fully approved letter but on website it says: Appeal Under Review

A medical decision has been made and we are working to process your decision. A Social Security Representative may contact you or your appointed representative directly if we need any additional documents or information.

What does that mean?

mts

In reply to by Jo (not verified)

Thu, 08/20/2020 - 17:03 Permalink

Hi Jo,

It seems that the website has not been updated. I would monitor that for a little while to see if the status changes and then you can always call your local SSA office to see if they have any additional information.

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