St. Paul (Ramsey County) disability attorneys are available to assist residents who have already been out of work or expect to be out of work for a year due to a disability. They will help you determine whether or not you qualify, help you apply and represent you at your disability hearing if necessary. As of December 2011, there were 12,875 individuals receiving SSDI benefits and 15,710 individuals receiving SSI benefits in Ramsey County.
Learn more about the differences between SSDI and SSI.
If you are not comfortable applying for disability online, you can visit one of the local offices near the St. Paul area, listed below:
190 5th St E
St Paul, MN 55101
Brooklyn Xng Office Park
3280 Northway Drive
Brooklyn Center, MN 55429
Hiring a St. Paul Disability Attorney
You should consider hiring or at least consulting with a St. Paul Social Security Disability attorney prior to filing your disability application. There is no upfront cost associated with hiring an attorney. If your claim is denied at all stages of the application process, then your attorney does not get paid.
More info on how a social security attorney is paid.
A St. Paul Social Security Disability lawyer will also handle disability claims in the following cities located in Ramsey County, Hennepin County, Anoka County, Wright County, Carver County, Scott County, and Dakota County: Minneapolis, Lino Lakes, Minnetonka, Brooklyn Park, Edina, Bloomington, Burnsville, Shoreview, Eagan, Red Wing, Apply Valley, Roseville, Stillwater, Rochester, Cottage Grove, St. Cloud, and North Branch.
Any questions about hiring an attorney in St. Paul should be directed to The Ramsey County Bar Association (E-1401 First National Bank Building, 332 Minnesota St, Saint Paul MN 55101)
St. Paul Disability Hearings
The disability hearing is where majority of claimants have their application approved. St. Paul residents will have their hearings held at the Minneapolis Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR). Currently, there are 8,425 pending cases at the Minneapolis ODAR and the wait time is 404 days.
If you cannot wait 404 days for a hearing due to an extreme circumstance, you can contact your congressman to see if it is possible to have your hearing scheduled sooner.
165 Western Avenue North, Suite #17
St. Paul, Minnesota 55102
Listed below are some important statistics associated with the Minneapolis ODAR from October 2012 to January 2013:
- 2222 hearings were held and approximately 82% of successfully resolved (approved, partially approved or denied).
- 12 judges were assigned to hear cases at this office and they were about resolve about 2.2 hearings per day each.
- Approximately 11% of the hearings were video hearings
If you do not understand what these statistics mean or if you are not too sure of what to expect at the hearing, you should hire a St. Paul disability attorney prior to attending.
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