Check Social Security Application Status Online


There’s a lot you can do at Social Security’s Web site, and it’s easy to locate — just go to You can estimate your retirement benefits, find out what kinds of government benefits you might qualify for and even apply for benefits online.

But did you know that you can check the status of your benefit application online — even if you applied the “old fashioned” way, in person at a Social Security office or over the phone?

That’s right — you can check the status of your pending Social Security application on the Web site from the convenience of your home or office. It doesn’t matter whether you applied for benefits online, in person, or on the phone. And it doesn’t matter whether the application is for retirement, disability, survivors or spouse’s benefits. You can get instant status on your claim at any computer with Internet access. It’s quick, easy, and secure!

Just visit and select the “Check the status of your application” link on the upper, left-hand side. Then enter the Social Security number and the confirmation number, given to you when you applied.

It’s that easy — instant status.


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