Approved for Medical now waiting to see if I qualify for medical

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 02/01/2018 - 14:25

Online it states I'm approved for social security disability. I received a letter stating I was approved for the medical but they have not decided whether I qualify under the non medical rules.
Online it shows I have 2 claims. One for SSDI and one for SSI (Disability). I did not apply for SSI disability but this is what it says under that link:

Your SSI (Disability) benefit application is currently processing
Date started:

09/08/2017

Level:

Initial

Social Security Office:

SOCIAL SECURITY
560 E HOOVER AVE
CRESCENT CITY, CA 95531-2442

Current Status
Step 2 of 3

Processing
01/25/2018
Benefit Application Under Review

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

01/19/2018
We started reviewing the decision made by the Disability Determination Service for accurate processing of your benefit application.

09/08/2017
The Disability Determination Service for your state started processing the medical portion of your benefit application.

09/08/2017
We started reviewing your SSI (Disability) benefit application.

09/08/2017
Your SSI (Disability) benefit application was received.

The one for SSDI says this:

A decision has been made on your Disability benefit application
Date started:

07/29/2017

Level:

Initial

Social Security Office:

ODO/PC7
I-M-28 1ST FL SW BLDG
1500 WOODLAWN DRIVE
BALTIMORE, MD 21241-0001

Current Status
Step 3 of 3

Decision
01/26/2018
A Decision Has Been Made On Your Benefit Application

Your claim for Disability benefits has been approved. A detailed notice has been sent to you with your benefit information. For more information, please use the Benefit Verification Letter to check your benefit details.

If you disagree with the decision, you may request an appeal within 60 days of the date on the "Notice of Decision" you receive. A written request of appeal is required. You may use Form SSA-561 (Request for Reconsideration) to submit your request to your local Social Security office.
What does this mean and now that the medical has been approved how long will it take for the non medical. I can view my work history so I know I have enough work history. Thank you in advance

Bryan
Thu, 02/08/2018 - 09:12 Permalink

Hi there,
It means that you meet the medical qualifications, which is one half of the requirements to qualify for benefits. The SSA must determine if you meet the technical requirements, which in the case of SSI means determining if your income and financial resources are under the SSI maximum for both.

Robert H. Ryan (not verified)

In reply to by Bryan

Tue, 08/21/2018 - 08:53 Permalink

what is my claim number ?

Anonymous (not verified)

In reply to by Bryan

Mon, 02/10/2020 - 19:46 Permalink

I am only going for disability Not SSI and when I did my application appointment he had already told me I worked long enough and had put enough and told me a monthly amount I would qualify for. Is that what ssa is looking at.length of time worked and amount contributed?

rsg

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Thu, 02/13/2020 - 16:32 Permalink

Hi There,

To qualify for SSDI, not only do you need to meet the medical requirements, but you need enough work credits. Work credits are earned by working and paying in Social Security. If you were told you worked enough and paid enough, he likely meant you meet the work credit requirements for your age.

John (not verified)

In reply to by Bryan

Sun, 09/13/2020 - 14:42 Permalink

I got a letter saying I was a approved for medical disability will I still get something if my nonmedical is denied?

CM

In reply to by John (not verified)

Sun, 09/27/2020 - 23:31 Permalink

Hi John, 

You will need to meet both medical and non-medical requirements. If your initial application is denied you should appeal. Good luck! 

rosa davis (not verified)
Tue, 06/05/2018 - 09:15 Permalink

06/02/2018
Benefit Application Under Review

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

05/31/2018
We started reviewing the decision made by the Disability Determination Service for accurate processing of your benefit application.

02/26/2018
The Disability Determination Service for your state started processing the medical portion of your benefit application. what does all this mean

rsg

In reply to by rosa davis (not verified)

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 16:34 Permalink

Hi Rosa,

That means they are still reviewing your application. Best of luck!

Michele Watts (not verified)

In reply to by rosa davis (not verified)

Tue, 08/11/2020 - 15:42 Permalink

what does that mean the disability determination service in your state is processing the medical portion of my claim

rsg

In reply to by Michele Watts (not verified)

Fri, 08/14/2020 - 13:30 Permalink

Hi Michele,

It means the they are looking at your claim and the medical evidence you provided to see if you meet a Blue Book listing.

wendi (not verified)
Sat, 06/16/2018 - 20:04 Permalink

I got medically approved still waitin on non medical for ssi .. I have no assest no money cars ext what do you all think my chances are also the date i got med approved was just a few day ago but applied a yr ago do i get bk pay if i win?

Eric

In reply to by wendi (not verified)

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 17:05 Permalink

Hi Wendi,

Yes, depending on how long ago you applied for SSD benefits you should be receiving backpay if approved.

Melanie lampp (not verified)
Tue, 08/07/2018 - 19:48 Permalink

My disability is 2/3 of the way initial process I was approved medical part. How much longer for them to review amd make a decision?

Ana (not verified)
Thu, 09/20/2018 - 14:29 Permalink

Benefit Application Under Review

A medical decision has been made and we are working to process your benefit application. A Social Security Representative may contact you directly if we need any additional documents or information. What this mean? I went to the ssi doctor aready. If they already made a decision on the medical part and I have no income have not worked since 2009 what else they what from me. I have bypolor depression anxiety. This just makes it worse when I see this on my account. Please help me. I called the social security office they said waiting for a letter to be posted and priened.

Eric

In reply to by Ana (not verified)

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 16:46 Permalink

Hi Ana,

I am sorry to hear that. You should be receiving a decision soon. Unfortunately it can be a really long process. Wishing you nothing but the best.

-Eric

Rosie (not verified)
Tue, 10/30/2018 - 18:39 Permalink

I have a question I check the status of my application an it saids A medical decision has been made and we are working to process your benefit application. A Social Security Representative may contact you directly if we need any additional documents or information

Kim (not verified)
Mon, 11/19/2018 - 13:55 Permalink

My SSI was denied, but my ssd under review a medical decision has been made and we are processing your benefits application. Social security will contact you directly if they need any information. I called the ssa office and the rep told me I have to wait. Pls someone can give me an understanding of what this mean

Eric

In reply to by Kim (not verified)

Wed, 11/21/2018 - 12:27 Permalink

Hi Kim,

You were denied SSI, most likely because of the strict financial requirements that are needed to get approved. You can appeal that decision though.

Your SSDI application is still being reviewed. They haven't come to a decision regarding that. You will have to wait until they fully review it and make a decision before you hear back from them regarding that.

Alexis (not verified)
Tue, 12/11/2018 - 22:46 Permalink

Hello I receive a letter from social security my daughter medically approved for ssi benfit and I have appointed for financial documents rent income asset to see if my daughter qualified for ssi benfit what do this mean my daughter or not

Eric

In reply to by Alexis (not verified)

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 12:12 Permalink

Hi Alexis,

That's a great question. Your daughter was approved medically, meaning the SSA consider her disability to be severe enough to warrant SSI benefits.

The SSA will need your financial records/documents because SSI is a needs based program and it is only for people who are very financially needy.

It's still pending but if you meet the financial requirements, your daughter will be approved for SSI.

Anonymous (not verified)
Thu, 12/13/2018 - 18:09 Permalink

How long between medical and non-medical decisions? I got a notice saying I have met the medical requirements so...how much longer before I know if I am approved?

Steve (not verified)
Thu, 12/13/2018 - 18:14 Permalink

How long between medical and non-medical decisions? I got a notice saying I have met the medical requirements so...how much longer before I know if I am approved?

Eric

In reply to by Steve (not verified)

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 11:58 Permalink

Hi Steve,

Unfortunately, it's not a black and white answer but you should be hearing something soon in the near future. Best of luck.

Garnet (not verified)
Sun, 12/16/2018 - 21:54 Permalink

How do I find my status on the appilication i filled out???

Eric

In reply to by Garnet (not verified)

Mon, 12/17/2018 - 12:45 Permalink

Hi There,

You can track your progress on your MySSA account. You can also ask your disability attorney (if you have one), since they are the first to hear to whether your case was approved or denied.

Roz (not verified)
Wed, 12/19/2018 - 17:00 Permalink

They denied my SSI,but waiting for info on my SSDI,did they denied my SIS because I get child support?

Eric

In reply to by Roz (not verified)

Wed, 12/19/2018 - 17:05 Permalink

Hi Roz,

I'm sorry to hear that. They probably denied your SSI because of your income. SSI is a needs based program. It's still possible you could qualify for SSDI benefits.

Shonte (not verified)
Tue, 12/25/2018 - 23:07 Permalink

What does this mean when I see this on my account medical decision has been made and we are working to process your benefit application. A Social Security Representative may contact you directly if we need any additional documents or information.?

Tiffany (not verified)
Thu, 01/03/2019 - 16:01 Permalink

I started my application process on 8/18 it's now 1/19 and I'm still stuck at step 2 out of 3. Does longer wait times usually have better results? What could the hold up be?

Eric

In reply to by Tiffany (not verified)

Fri, 01/04/2019 - 11:56 Permalink

Hi Tiffany,

That does seem long. But it generally takes around 3-5 months to hear back from the SSA. If you don't hear anything back by the end of the month I would check in with them.

Kiki (not verified)
Thu, 01/03/2019 - 20:22 Permalink

My daughter claim is at the DDS stage and it's almost 90 days and no decision made yet but I received something from SSAsaying they will deal directly with my appointed lawyer what does this mean ?

Eric

In reply to by Kiki (not verified)

Fri, 01/04/2019 - 11:52 Permalink

Hi Kiki,

Disability lawyers are always notified first before the claimant, since they will receiving fees from the SSA if you win the case.

De (not verified)
Thu, 02/07/2019 - 00:57 Permalink

Applied ssdi In August. Says Processing for accuracy. What does that mean.

milly (not verified)
Thu, 02/07/2019 - 13:57 Permalink

my online says this now;the disability determination service for your state is processing the medical portion of your appeal if they need additional information or evidence from you, they will contact you directly. can anyone please tell me if this is good or bad. thank you

Connie (not verified)
Wed, 04/24/2019 - 16:11 Permalink

Application went to Quality Review now it says a Medical decision has been made and they are processing my application What does this mean?

Eric

In reply to by Connie (not verified)

Fri, 04/26/2019 - 15:16 Permalink

Hi Connie,

It just means that they are finalizing your application and you should be hearing something in the near future.

Stephen Plott (not verified)
Thu, 05/02/2019 - 20:23 Permalink

I've been through the whole process and denied three times. This is my fourth try.im waiting on a decision. Is their any way to check the status of my claim?

rsg

In reply to by Stephen Plott (not verified)

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 13:42 Permalink

Hi Stephen,

There are a couple ways you can. You can call the SSA at 1-800-772-1213, check your MySSA account (you may have to create one first if you have not) or call your lawyer or advocate if you worked with one.

Wendy (not verified)
Tue, 06/04/2019 - 08:25 Permalink

My SSI was denied which I knew because I have enough credits for SSDI but it says SSDI is processing what does this mean am I denied for both

Bev (not verified)
Thu, 06/20/2019 - 14:22 Permalink

I am legally blind and have a serious degenerative disc disorder of the spine . I applied for SSDI Dec 7th,2018 and thought I've been patient and know its a long process , it has surpassed 6 months and I have no benefits to see a dr. .The medical portion of my claim has been approved and it has been forwarded for final review ,based on information I was given over the phone by the assigned Disability Determination Agent . But, the status online still shows "The Medical Portion of your claim is in review"//Why is that, and why does it take so long to update

Eric

In reply to by Bev (not verified)

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 16:53 Permalink

Hi There,

I am sorry to hear that. Every office is different, some process claims faster than others, some slower than others. If you have a lawyer, I would recommend asking he or she to see if they could shed some light on your situation. Best of luck.

Confused (not verified)
Thu, 06/20/2019 - 14:31 Permalink

Stopped working May 2016 after 26 yrs in Law Enforcement due to but not limited to (2) back surgeries, diabetes, gastroparesis, and end renal disease . Applied for SSDI July 2016 and was denied SSI right away and eventually denied SSDI. Went through the whole appeal process and October 2018 was awarded 16 months back pay by the ALJ (still not received). In the wait of the appeal court day appearance, I returned back to work in November 2017 but had already began PD at home August 2017. Developed a hernia in November 2018 which prohibited me from working b/c of the pain, surgery to repair was December 2018. Did not return to work thereafter. Not until several visits to the local SSA office was I told that I would have to do a new application for being on Dialysis. Application completed March 2019. As of June 6th to today, I've received an State started processing the medical portion of your benefit application to receiving a phone call stating I will receive a packet to complete and return, then receiving another phone call the next day saying that a medical decision had been made and I'll be receiving a letter in two weeks, to receiving a SSI check and the last claim status posted June 10th that a medical decision has been made and they are working to process my benefit application. What this looks like and what's holding up my back pay?

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