The residents of Sioux Falls (Minnehaha County) who are disabled should consider apply for social security disability benefits. A Sioux Falls disability attorney will be able to determine whether or not you qualify, as well as determine which disability program (SSDI or SSI) you should apply for. As of December 2011, there were 4,020 individuals receiving SSDI benefits and 2,568 individuals receiving SSI benefits in Minnehaha County.
A Sioux Falls Disability applicant can either apply for disability online or at one of the local Social Security Administration (SSA) offices in South Dakota:
2400 W 49th Street
, Suite 100
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
Telephone: (605) 330-4334
605 Main Street
, Suite 201
Rapid City, SD 57701
Telephone: (605) 342-1819
115 4th Ave SE
Room 111 Federal Building
Aberdeen, SD 57401
Telephone: (605) 226-7231
Hiring a Sioux Falls Disability Attorney
If you choose to hire a Sioux Falls disability attorney, you will be required to fill out form SSA-1696. This establishes the attorney client relationship with the SSA. Your attorney will then be able to communicate with the SSA on your behalf and fill out all of the necessary paperwork.
Find out how an attorney can help you with your claim.
A Sioux Falls Social Security Disability lawyer will also handle disability claims in the following cities located in Minnehaha County, Lincoln County, Moody County, Lake County, McCook County, Lincoln County, and Turner County: Brandon, Hartford, Dell Rapids, Harrisburg, Tea, Lennox, Humboldt, Canistota, Montrose, Flandreau, Madison, Beresford, Worthing, Medary, Brookings, Mitchell and Sioux City, IA.
Any questions about hiring an attorney in South Dakota should be directed to The State Bar of South Dakota:
222 E Capitol Avenue #3,
Pierre, SD 57501
Sioux Falls Disability Hearing
If your claim is denied at the 1st two stages of the application process (initial and reconsideration), you will have to request for a disability hearing. Unfortunately, there is no hearing office in South Dakota; all Sioux Falls residents will have to go to Fargo, ND for their disability hearing.
Currently, there are 2,641 pending cases at the Fargo office and the wait time is 331 days. From October 2012 to January 2013, the Fargo office had 1089 hearings scheduled. Approximately 86% of these hearings were resolved (approved, partially approved or denied). Approximately 10 hearings (or dispositions) were held on average each day and spread out among the 6 judges at this office.
Since Fargo is quite far from Sioux Falls, you can request for a video hearing rather than a in-person hearing. About 61% of the hearings at the Fargo office were held through videoconference.
A Sioux Falls disability attorney will be familiar with the specifics of the Fargo office and will be able to advise you on how to best proceed with your claim.
If you are in a difficult medical or financial condition, you should contact your congressman to see if she would be able to intervene to get your hearing scheduled sooner. The congressman's office address for the Sioux Falls area is:
2310 West 41st Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
Phone: (605) 275-2868