How to Check the Status of a Texas Disability Claim


If you have a medical disability, you are eligible to claim disability in Texas via the Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services. This process can be long, so be patient. According to the Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services, it takes several months for a claim to be processed. If you have not heard anything for a few months, then you should begin contacting the appropriate government departments.

  • Check the status of your application online via the Social Security Administration website (see Resources). To do this, you need your Social Security number and your application confirmation number.

  • Contact the examiner with the Texas Determination Services if you are unable to get the information you need via the Social Security Administration website. Call 1-800-252-7009. The examiner will tell you whether your claim is still under review or if it has been passed to the Social Security Administration.

  • Call the Social Security Administration at 1-800-772-1213 if the examiner informs you that the claim has been passed on to it. The Social Security Administration can give you the most updated information about the status of your claim.

Tips & Warnings

  • If your claim is being handled by someone else, such as a lawyer, then she must contact Disability Determination Services Quality and Inquiries Services at 1-800-252-7009 to get an update on your claim.


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