How long does it take to get a disability check after I have been approved?
how long does it take to get the check?
Help with your disability claim questions.
So how long will it take to get your disability benefit payment after you have been approved?
Unfortunately, no one knows for sure. You can call the Social Security Administration but they can only provide an estimated date for payment. The SSA will also send you an acceptance letter which will detail your payment amount and you estimated date of payment but if you were approved by either the disability examiner or the Social Security Administrative Law Judge the payment will generally be processed at the Social Security Administration payment center.
How can you contact the payment center? Generally, the number for the payment center is not given to the public so there is no way to contact them to ask them specifically about your payment. Under some conditions, if you have hired a Social Security Disability lawyer they may be able to contact the center for you and get a status update for your SSD claim.
Choosing Direct Deposit for your SSD payment
Whether you receive Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income you can choose to receive your disability benefit either by check or by direct deposit. Choosing direct deposit may expedite the payment process and it is faster and more secure. Contact the SSA at 1-800-772-1213 if you would like to request that your SSDI or SSI payment be made through direct deposit.
If you have waited what you suspect to be an inordinate amount of time you can contact your local Social Security Administration office at 1-800-772-1213 and ask the SSA employee to make a phone call to the payment center and check the status of your claim.
Last edited by Disability Advocate; 11-16-2011 at 12:46 PM.