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


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!

Karla (not verified)
Fri, 09/13/2019 - 16:59 Permalink

What does it mean when my disability application says: “We are processing the medical portion of your application. If more information is needed, we will contact you directly?”


In reply to by Karla (not verified)

Sat, 09/14/2019 - 13:06 Permalink

Hi Karla,

This means that they are reviewing your case. There are two sets of criteria that you have to meet. The medical side and the technical side. They are still reviewing to make sure that you qualify medically.

ALESIA ANN ROB… (not verified)

In reply to by mts

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 03:26 Permalink

I want to know the Dissability Determination Boards Decision on my Dissability claim .


In reply to by ALESIA ANN ROB… (not verified)

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 17:30 Permalink

Hi Alesia Ann Robe,

You'll receive a letter in the mail stating your decision once one is made. If you are approved or denied, the letter will explain why the decision was made and your next steps. Best of luck!

Paddy (not verified)
Sat, 09/14/2019 - 11:10 Permalink

It says my claim is processing does that mean I'm Approved for Disability benefits?? I need a straight answer, is that a good sign?


In reply to by Paddy (not verified)

Mon, 09/16/2019 - 16:47 Permalink

Hi Paddy,

It means they are still working on reviewing your claim and have not made a decision yet. Once they do, you'll receive a letter in the mail explaining if you were approved or denied and why. Best of luck!

Keisha (not verified)
Mon, 11/11/2019 - 20:02 Permalink

I went to court may 15 and was waiting for a decision after so i kept calling and they said i have another court date to see the judge again what dose that mean and i cheked my online status it says they have made a medical decision and there waiting to process the decision im so confused why i have to go back to court when i already went i have to go jan 27 please help


In reply to by Keisha (not verified)

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 17:03 Permalink

Hi Keisha,

They may still need more information to make a decision on your claim, which is why they are requesting you go in again.

Erica (not verified)
Fri, 11/22/2019 - 15:32 Permalink

What does it mean if my case is pending?

Athena (not verified)
Wed, 12/11/2019 - 21:32 Permalink

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. If a medical decision has been made why are they still reviewing it ?


In reply to by Athena (not verified)

Thu, 12/12/2019 - 17:23 Permalink

Hi Athena,

There are two parts to qualifying. The medical and the technical qualifications that look at your work history. If the medical decision has been made, It is likely that they are just reviewing the technical part.

Branden (not verified)
Wed, 12/18/2019 - 02:48 Permalink

What does the technical part mean


In reply to by Branden (not verified)

Fri, 12/20/2019 - 13:53 Permalink

Hi Branden,

To qualify for disability benefits, there is some specific criteria that you have to meet on top of the medical. They will be taking a look at the applicants work history to see if they have received enough credits to qualify. To qualify for SSDI you have to "pay into" the system via income taxes. You can earn up to four credits a year and the amount you need to qualify is based on your age.

Terri (not verified)
Wed, 01/22/2020 - 17:41 Permalink

What does it mean a medical decision has been made and we are working to process your application and a hearing has been scheduled.

Laura (not verified)
Thu, 01/30/2020 - 03:00 Permalink

Hi I am on my first initial application, it’s been 5 months. I received a call from my dds examiner that said the medical portion is complete she is o my waiting for the record from my last psych appointment since they seen my medication had been put up to a higher dose 2 weeks ago. I not only have documented sever back promblems I also suffer from anxiety depression Nd bipolar disorder. I have not been to any of there Dr’s just a lot of documents from my regular physician. She said once she gets report from my psychiatrist she will see about expedited my case. Can someone explaim


In reply to by Laura (not verified)

Thu, 01/30/2020 - 16:47 Permalink

Hi Laura,

Sometimes the SSA will make a decision without you even having to see one of their doctors. I would continue to follow up and promptly send any information they ask for to try to speed up the process. Best of luck!

Kristi (not verified)
Wed, 02/05/2020 - 10:50 Permalink

I received a letter from ALJ stating fully favorable for ssdi. Still waiting on decision for ssi. But when I go online it states that my case was sent to the appeals council for review. How much longer til I start getting payments and my backpay?

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