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Author Topic: Filed 3 months ago and have heard nothing.  (Read 1617 times)

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Filed 3 months ago and have heard nothing.
« on: October 06, 2021, 02:57:04 pm »
I was wondering if this was normal. We filed electronically and sent in the signed paperwork for our daughter 3 months ago and have not received one letter nor one phone call yet regarding it.

Can I create an online account for her at Social Security.gov? Thank you for any help you can offer.

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Re: Filed 3 months ago and have heard nothing.
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2021, 03:49:25 pm »
You have to be 18 to create a online social security account. Call your local SSA Office  The link below should give you the contact info for your SSA Field Office. Unfortunately, the toll free SSA number is not known for giving accurate and reliable information

https://secure.ssa.gov/ICON/main.jsp
« Last Edit: October 06, 2021, 03:59:42 pm by Just Me »
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Re: Filed 3 months ago and have heard nothing.
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2021, 08:54:30 am »
Thank you. What Iam wondering is if there is a typical timeframe for filing and getting any kind of response. I realize they are pretty backed up but does anyone have an experience lately to use as a potential guide?

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Re: Filed 3 months ago and have heard nothing.
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2021, 02:29:26 pm »
Time frames vary depending on where you live. But you should have heard something by now.  I assume you applied for SSI only for your daughter ? If you applied for SSI only for your daughter and she is under 18. Someone from your local SSA office will contact you for you, your husband and your daughters income and resource information. If she is 18 or older. SSA will need only her financial information. If SSA determines financial requirements are met  they will send the application to Disability Determination Services. DDS determines medical eligibility and SSA determines non medical eligibility. DDS will contact her doctors for a copy of her medical records and her school for her IEP, if she attends school. DDS will also send you and/or your daughter forms to be filled out.
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Re: Filed 3 months ago and have heard nothing.
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2021, 10:19:41 pm »
The teleservice rep at 1-800-772-1213 should be able to tell you the electronic status of any claim that was filed. They may not be able to take any action, or tell you when your local office or the DDS will take action. But they should be able to tell you current status.   When you filed electronically, did you get some kind of confirmation right then? Did you print it?

Is your child over age 18 or under age 18? If she is over age 18, she has to file her own claim. You can assist, but you cannot do it for her.  And she will have to talk to the teleservice rep.

If she is under age 18, are you familiar with the non-medical rules for SSI?  It is a good idea to start to figure out what other documents you need to save or request, if she is approved for her medical condition.