Eligibility under Social Security Disability (SSD) guidelines in Minneapolis, MN require you to show you’ve been permanently or totally disabled for an extended period of time – one year or more – and unable to hold a job because of it.
To apply for SSD in Minneapolis, you’ll need to visit your local Social Security office, fill out your application online, here, or call the SSA at (800) 772-1213. To find the SSA office closest to you, do a quick search using your zip code on the Social Security Office Locator webpage.
About 57% of initial applications for Minneapolis disability benefits are denied. If your claim is denied, you can request a second review and then file an appeal, if the second review also results in denial. Appeals are reviewed by an administrative law judge. You should expect a lengthy wait before your hearing date is scheduled and your case is heard. For some, it can be as much as a year and a half between filing the initial SSD application and receiving a final approval or denial after an appeal hearing.
Minneapolis Health ResourcesYour local SSA office checks your application for all the essential forms and other paperwork before sending it on to the Minneapolis Disability Determination Services (DDS). DDS is an agency tasked with reviewing the medical portion of your claim. Medical records are critical to any SSD application and must show you’ve had ongoing treatment for the condition(s) that are causing your disability. With limited income, paying for medical treatment is practically impossible. Here are a few low cost and free Minneapolis disability resources for healthcare.
Hennepin County Public Health Clinic
525 Portland Ave Fl 4,
Minneapolis, MN 55415-1533
People Serving People
614 S 3rd St,
Minneapolis, MN 55415-1104
401 N 7th St,
Minneapolis, MN 55405-1522
AXIS Medical Center
1801 Nicollet Ave,
Minneapolis, MN 55403-3791
Community University Health Care Center
2001 Bloomington Ave,
Minneapolis, MN 55404-3074
Cedar Riverside People’s Center
425 20th Ave S,
Minneapolis, MN 55454-4400
Central Avenue Clinic
2610 Central Ave NE,
Minneapolis, MN 55418-2911
Northpoint Health and Wellness
1313 Penn Ave N,
Minneapolis, MN 55411-3047
Those of Native American descent may have additional resources available to them. To find out more, contact: the Minnesota Department of Human Services.
Indian Health Board of Minneapolis, Inc.
1315 E 24th St,
Minneapolis, MN 55404-3975
Minneapolis Mental Health Resources
Some applications for Minneapolis disability benefits are completely based on a disabling mental or psychological condition. There are also many disabled individuals who have mental and psychological components affecting their physical health. It’s crucial for a strong SSD claim to contain documentation of ongoing treatment for any mental or psychological conditions that play a role in disability. Here are a few Minneapolis disability resources for low cost and free mental health treatment.
Native American Community Clinic
1213 E. Franklin Ave,
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Southside Medical Clinic
324 E 35th St
Minneapolis, MN 55407
3300 Fremont Ave N,
Minneapolis, MN 55412-2405
Minneapolis Supplemental Security Benefits
For SSD recipients who live in group homes or long term care facilities, Supplemental Security Income is also available in Minneapolis and SSI can sometimes be available to others who show sufficient need for additional assistance. The dollar amount of benefits vary dependent based on individual circumstances. Medicaid waivers and Medicare insurance coverage are often available to SSD recipients as well. For more information on applying for SSI, you should contact the Minneapolis SSA office at:
Social Security Administration
1811 Chicago Ave S, Suite 1
Minneapolis, MN 55404
To learn more about Medicaid waivers and Medicare eligibility, contact:
Heppepin County Human Services & Public Health Department
330 S 12th St,
Minneapolis, MN 55404-1401
Or visit the Minnesota Department of Human Services, here.
Your Minneapolis Social Security Disability Claim
An SSD application that contains complete medical records increases your chances of being found eligible for benefits. A Minneapolis Social Security lawyer can increase your odds even further. Paying for legal help when disabled can be impossible, but a Minneapolis Social Security attorney charges no upfront fees and is only paid if you are approved for benefits. If you receive SSD, the attorney will be entitled to 25% of retroactive benefits, up to a maximum of $6,000.
If you are interested in obtaining an evaluation of your Social Security Disability case, click the "Free Disability Evaluation" link at the top of the page for your free case evaluation or to get more information about hiring a Minneapolis disability attorney.