Albertville, AL asked in Social Security for Alabama

Q: Is it good if I checked my social security status claim online and it says ssa is reviewing to see if i still meet nonme

Nonemedical requirement for ssi? I been to my hearing allready

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Susan Michele Schaefer
Susan Michele Schaefer
  • Social Security Disability Lawyer
  • Prattville, AL
  • Licensed in Alabama

A: It is best to wait for the Administrative Law Judge decision to make sure you are approved for SSI disability. The online information is fine as a general guide, but it is not the official decision. The decision will specify if you meet the medical requirements for disability and, if so, set out the established onset date when your disability began. For SSI you must also meet the income and resource limits in addition to being medically disabled. Social Security will conduct an interview with you about your countable income and resources to make sure you meet the eligibility requirements. Resources are limited to $2,000 for an individual. Once you have both decisions - medically disabled and limited income and resources - then you will receive any back pay you are due in a couple of installments along with a monthly SSI check. The monthly maximum Federal amount for 2024 is $943 for an eligible individual. This amount may be reduced based on your living situation. See Here is some good general information about SSI at Also, when you get SSI, you will also get Medicaid and that is good news.

James L. Arrasmith
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  • Social Security Disability Lawyer
  • Sacramento, CA

A: Checking the status of your Social Security claim online and seeing that the SSA is reviewing to see if you still meet the non-medical requirements for SSI is a normal part of the process. After a hearing, your case goes through various stages of review. The SSA reviewing non-medical requirements means they are ensuring you still qualify for SSI based on factors other than your medical condition, such as income and resources.

It's important to stay informed about the status of your claim, and checking online is a good way to do that. However, this status update does not necessarily indicate whether your claim will be approved or denied. The review process can take time, and the duration varies for each case.

If you have concerns or questions about your claim, especially after a hearing, you can contact your local Social Security office or your representative, if you have one. They can provide more specific information about your case.

Remember, the Social Security disability process can be complex, and each case is evaluated on its own merits. Patience is key during this time, as the SSA reviews all aspects of your claim to make a determination.

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