Social Security Disability in Minneapolis, MN

Qualifications to receive SSI and SSDI benefits in Minneapolis
Disabled claimants in Minnesota, who have a severe debilitating condition which is expected to last for 12 continuous months, may qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance in Minneapolis (SSDI) if the Social Security Administration decides they are disabled and they have sufficient work credits to be considered “insured”.

Many claimants work but are not considered insured. How do you know if you are insured? Claimants must work jobs covered by Social Security and pay enough in payroll taxes. Most full-time workers can accumulate 4 work credits each year, but the number of work credits needed to qualify for SSDI is determined by the age of the claimant at the time of disability. Most claimants need approximately 20-40 work credits to qualify for Minneapolis SSDI.

Claimants who qualify for SSDI in Minneapolis may receive Medicare coverage 24 months after the onset date of disability and additional auxiliary SSDI benefits may be paid, to qualifying dependents, spouses, widowers or widowers.

Claimants who have not paid taxes or who have not worked do not qualify for Minneapolis SSDI. The Federal Government does, however, provide monthly cash assistance to the aged, the blind, or the disabled, who have very limited income and resources. Medicaid may also be available, in most states, for SSI recipients.

Hiring a social security benefits lawyer increases your chances of approval

Statistically the chances of winning benefits are higher when you have a social security disability lawyer or advocate handling your case, rather than when you handle the case yourself. This is because the lawyer or advocate knows exactly what needs to be done and how perfect the paper work needs to be. The procedure for awarding the benefits is usually slow and having an attorney or advocate pursue the case on your behalf will be a good idea. (Click here for a FREE consultation with an attorney)

Applications for disability benefits need to have complete paperwork to prove disability; even a small error could lead to dismissal of your case. The papers accompanying the claim application should indicate the following:

  • The existence of a medically proven physical or mental impairment
  • The time period that the impairment is expected to last at least 12 months and is projected so
  • The condition of the disability – the disability should have left the individual in a state where he is unable to take up (or continue) gainful employment that brings him more than $830 monthly.

If you would like to apply for Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income in Minneapolis or any of the surrounding areas including Columbus Heights, Golden Valley, Saint Louis Park, Roseville, New Hope, New Brighton, Fridley, Mounds View, Brooklyn Center or Shoreview, contact the Social Security Administration by:

  • Apply for disaiblity benefits by calling them at 1-800-772-1213
  • Filing for social security disability anytime, anyplace, visiting them online at www.socialsecurity.gov
  • Or file for SSDI or SSI insurance in person, visiting a Minneapolis Social Security Administration Field Office. To locate the nearest office in your area, go to the www.socialsecurity.gov website and find the office locator page. Enter your zip code and the nearest Social Security Regional Office in your area will be listed.

Minneapolis Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income claimants have 60 days from the date of the disability denial letter to file a Social Security Disability Appeal. There are several steps in the Minneapolis Social Security Disability appeals process, and appeal activities are managed through the Social Security Administration Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR).

The Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) for the Chicago Region services and schedules appeal hearings for residents in the six state areas comprised of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. The phone number and address for the Chicago ODAR Regional Office is listed below.

Social Security Administration,
Office of Disability Adjudication and Review,
200 West Adams Street,
Chicago, Illinois 60606

Telephone: (877) 800-7576
Fax: (312) 886-3456

Each request for a hearing is processed by one of the Social Security Administration’s 25 hearing offices. The address and phone number for the Minneapolis (ODAR) Hearing Office is listed below.

Social Security Administration,
Suite 300,
250 Marquette Avenue,
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401

Telephone: (877)512- 3856
Fax: (812) 348- 1255

The Minneapolis ODAR Hearing Office services the following Social Security Administration Field Offices in Minnesota: Austin, Bloomington, Brooklyn Center, Duluth, Edina, Fairmont, Hibbing, Mankato, Minneapolis, Rochester, St. Cloud, St. Paul, and Winona.

The Minneapolis ODAR Hearing Office also services the SSA Office in Superior, Minnesota.

After the local Social Security Administration Field Office reviews the SSI or SSDI applications they are sent to the appropriate Division of Disability Determination Service Office (DDS). It may take up to 90 days to receive a disability determination.

Disability Determination Services in Minnesota are managed by the Minnesota Department of Economic Security. Although this state agency assists the SSA in the disability determination process, the process is fully funded by the Social Security Administration, and the SSA makes the final disability decision. The contact information for the Minnesota Department of Economic Security is listed below.

Disability Determination Services,
P.O. Box 64709,
St. Paul, Minnesota 55164

Telephone: 651-296-2574
Fax: 800-937-6469
Toll Free: (800)-657-3858

Minnesota Social Security Administration Field Offices help state residents with a wide range of services. Minneapolis applicants may submit their SSDI or SSI applications at the nearest SSA Field Office, replace their Social Security cards, or make changes to their benefits information. The SSA Field Offices for the state of Minnesota, in the Minneapolis area is listed below.

Social Security Administration,
1811 Chicago Ave South,
Suite 1,
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Telephone: 1-800-772-1213

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