by Kenneth A. David, Esq.

Want to know if a claimant has applied for SSDI or is Medicare eligible?  It is now a simple process in which you do not need a vendor or even authorizations signed by the claimant.  All you need to do is direct the claimant or claimant’s attorney to the SSA website where the claimant can quickly create an account and request the status. Instead of asking the claimant to physically go to the SS office, he or she  can receive the status online almost immediately after requesting it. The link is:

Direct him or her  to create an account, and then click the “get benefit verification” link. The status will then follow shortly after.  Then the claimant just needs to email you the result.