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

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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:




Social Security Office:

CRESCENT CITY, CA 95531-2442

Current Status
Step 2 of 3

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.

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

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

We started reviewing your SSI (Disability) benefit application.

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:




Social Security Office:

BALTIMORE, MD 21241-0001

Current Status
Step 3 of 3

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

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?


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 waiting on a decision. Is their any way to check the status of my claim?


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


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?


In reply to by Confused (not verified)

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 16:35 Permalink

Hi There,

It sounds like they have still been working on your claim. The letter you are getting in the mail may be the letter with the decision on your case. As for back pay, that typically does not come until around 4 months after you being receiving benefits.

Francis (not verified)
Wed, 07/10/2019 - 13:48 Permalink

Dds examiner has made her decision and now my case is under doctor’s review. What does this mean?


In reply to by Francis (not verified)

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 16:28 Permalink

Hi Francis,

This means your case is still going through the different stages of the review process. Once a decision has been made, you'll receive a letter in the mail. Best of luck!

robin (not verified)
Tue, 09/03/2019 - 16:07 Permalink

i received 2 separate letters from social security administration , one was 2 pages and said they have determined my condition severe and finding of disability for medical , and on same 2 pages states they have not met the decision about where the non medical requiremneyts are met. then the other letter in same envelope weas a page report from the ssa stating we have determined that you ew not entileded to disability benefits based on the clamin you mfiled,the evidence show that you are concidered disbled under the ss rules but couldnot find anything prior to a date of 02/04/2019..pleas help me to understand ty


In reply to by robin (not verified)

Tue, 09/03/2019 - 16:59 Permalink

Hi Robin,

You can be denied for not meeting the technical requirements, such as not having enough work credits for SSDI or having about the income and asset limits for SSI. If you call the SSA, they may have more insight.

In your denial letter, you should also find information on appealing the decision. If you choose to do so, follow the instructions there! Best of luck!

connie s (not verified)
Sat, 09/07/2019 - 21:54 Permalink

I am waiting on a hearing date and this was what was on the website.
A medical decision has been made and we are working to process your decision. Have I been approved without a hearing?


In reply to by connie s (not verified)

Mon, 09/09/2019 - 16:27 Permalink

Hi Connie,

You have to meet both medical and technical qualifications for disability benefits. It sounds like they have determined a decision on whether or not you medically qualify and are still reviewing your claim to see if you meet the other qualifications.

Crystal (not verified)

In reply to by connie s (not verified)

Tue, 01/07/2020 - 15:20 Permalink

Hi Connie

I am in the same process and are waiting on a hearing date and when I check it says that a medical decision has been made and we are working to process your decision.


In reply to by Crystal (not verified)

Fri, 01/10/2020 - 14:53 Permalink

Hi Crystal,

There are a couple of parts to a disability application. The medical part and the technical part. It seems like they have completed the medical part and are now working on the technical part.


In reply to by connie s (not verified)

Fri, 02/28/2020 - 12:33 Permalink

Hi Connie,

This means your case is still going through the different stages of the review process. Once a decision has been made, you'll receive a letter in the mail. Best of luck!

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