I have been encouraging people for years now to set up a My Social Security account. It is vital for all Americans to get access to the information that Social
Security has about them. Ensuring that Social Security has your earnings record correct, for example, will help to guarantee that you will get the maximum benefits you are entitled to. This is true whether those benefits are for retirement, disability or any of the other services that Social Security provides.
Learn What Social Security Is Doing With Your Disability Claim
Now, in addition, you can check the status of your disability claim. The folks at AARP have provided a detailed description of how to do this. That said, don't
expect a lot of detail from Social Security. Your status is likely to be something along the lines of "we're working on it." Even this limited information could ensure that you don't miss a deadline.
Do It Now
If you have been holding off on setting up a My Social Security account, do it now. It only takes a few minutes and it could save you hours of grief later.