Minneapolis (Hennepin County) residents have the option of applying for disability benefits when they are out of work for a year due to a disability. Minneapolis disability attorneys can help you apply for disability benefits and get approved efficiently. Currently, there are 8,425 pending cases at the Minneapolis Hearing office and the wait time is 404 days. As of December 2011, there were 23,380 individuals receiving SSDI benefits and 24,779 individuals receiving SSI benefits in Hennepin County.
Listed below are the local SSA offices where a Minneapolis resident can apply for disability:
1811 Chicago Ave South
Minneapolis, MN 55404
5215 Edina Industrial Blvd
Edina, MN 55439
Minneapolis Disability Attorneys
If you have any doubts or questions on the disability application process, it is highly recommended that you consult with a Minneapolis social security attorney or advocate. If your initial claim is denied, you will find that an attorney is practically a necessity for your hearing.
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A Minneapolis Social Security Disability lawyer will also handle disability claims in the following cities located in Hennepin County, Ramsey County, Anoka County, Wright County, Carver County, Scott County, and Dakota County: St. Paul, Minnetonka, Brooklyn Park, Edina, Bloomington, Burnsville, Eagan, Apply Valley, Roseville, Stillwater, Cottage Grove, St. Cloud, and North Branch.
Listed below is the local bar association that you can contact if you have questions about hiring an attorney.
Hennepin County Bar Association
600 Nicollet Mall, # 390
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Minneapolis Disability Hearings
Most claims in Minneapolis, as well as nationally, are denied at both the initial and reconsideration stages of the application process. If your claim has been denied, then you will have to request a hearing with the Minneapolis Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR).
Listed below are the judges (ALJs) at the Minneapolis ODAR:
|ALJ Name||Approval Rate|
|Brown, William G.||59.00%|
|Hart, Jeffrey W.||56.08%|
|McLaughlin, Corinne T.||57.43%|
|Thompson, Sherry D.||0.00%|
|Thorbjornsen, Charles J.||43.38%|
|Washington, David B.||59.95%|
*Data from http://www.ssa.gov/appeals/DataSets/03_ALJ_Disposition_Data.html
Minneapolis disability attorneys will often be familiar with the judges at this office. Thus, it will be in your best interest to hire an attorney to help you with your claim.
Listed below is the local congressman for the Minneapolis. If you are faced with extreme financial or medical circumstances, then you can contact your congressman to see if it is possible to speed up the scheduling of your hearing.
2100 Plymouth Avenue N
Minneapolis, MN 55411
Phone: (612) 522-1212
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