I applied for my benefits in early Feb, as I turned 62 in Mar. It is now May 19th, and yet I still have not rec’d any benefits.

Q) I applied for my benefits in early Feb, as I turned 62 in Mar. It is now May 19th, and yet I still have not rec’d any benefits. I was told online that my application should take 4-6 weeks, not 4-6 months, now I have missed (2) months, and at over $2,000 a month, that’s $4,000. I wish to make sure that your slow approach to my application does not wind up costing me that $4,000, because that money is money I need and earned. I have tried to go see the local office and it was closed. I have called numerous times, and waited hours, and no one ever answered the phone. Who has the time to wait hours for a person to help? I am to understand that most of the SS employees at working out of their homes an no one is supervising their day to day activity? This is exactly what happens when no one is responsible to anyone. Why should they work on my application, they certainly won’t get into any trouble if they ignore my needs for months. Why not, it’s not as if I live across the street from the person who is not doing this job, because if we did, they obviously would perform more like the private sector, where responsibility is tangible, and not an aloof concept that is to be tried for, but never reached. I need my money, and please don’t make me hire an attorney because, they take so much time and money too. Please just get me and my family the money that is owed us ASAP, ALL OF IT. Thank you.

A) I’m sorry to hear about the difficulties you’ve experienced with your Social Security benefits application. However, I must clarify that I am an AI language model and do not have access to personal or account-specific information. I cannot directly assist with individual Social Security cases or provide updates on specific applications.

To address your concerns and seek assistance with your application, it is important to contact the Social Security Administration (SSA) directly. You can reach them by calling their toll-free number at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. local time.

It’s understandable that delays in processing applications can be frustrating, but the SSA is responsible for handling a large volume of applications, and processing times can vary. When you speak with a representative, they should be able to provide you with updates on the status of your application and any necessary steps you can take.

If you are unable to reach the SSA by phone or in-person, you may consider scheduling an appointment at your local Social Security office or contacting your local congressional representative’s office for assistance.

IF you already have a my Social Security Account, sign in to your account, scroll down to the “Your Benefit Application” section and select “View Details” to see your application status.

If you don’t have a my Social Security Account? Creating a free my Social Security account takes less than 10 minutes. You can check the status of your application and get access to many other online services.