I filed for ssi and ssdi in Jan. This morning my case worker called and said they have made a decision but they sent it out to somewhere else for final decision. What does that mean good or bad for me?
Sounds like you are in the initial claim filing stage. If you have an attorney discuss this with the attorney. If not, you will get a document in the mail advising you of whether your claim has been approved or disapproved. Nothing they tell you or do means anything good or bad until you get that notice. If the notice says "Disapproved Claim" you have 60 days to file an appeal which is called a "Request for Reconsideration". Do not miss that appeal time as that can be very detrimental if you try to file again.
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Until you receive the written notice of decision you have no way of knowing the outcome. If denied, retain a good SS attorney in your area immediately. Avoid those who are not lawyers but only "advocates" or the like.
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It is neither good nor bad. In many instances, it may mean that the reviewer gave you a positive decision of some type, but it is being reviewed by a higher-level employee who can agree or disagree with it. Until the final decision is made and you get a written decision, you should not count on any particular outcome based on this statement.
As Mr. Pont said, if you are denied, you should seek counsel with a disability attorney. Having a "case worker" or an "advocate" or other non-attorney handle your claim is a bad idea.
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