Social Security Disability in Minnesota

On this page you will learn about Social Security Disability in Minnesota.  You will find information on applying, finding lawyers, ODAR address, denial rates and processing time at the hearing stage.

How SSA determines if you are disabled is the same for each state.  This page will talk about things unique to SSDI and SSI in MN.

So how do you apply for SSDI or SSI in MN.  You can apply for SSDI in several ways.  You can call 1-800-772-1213 and ask to make an appointment at your local SSA office.  You can also apply on-line at the SSA website.  If you have decided you want a lawyer for your claim you can have your lawyer help you send in the paper work.  If you are applying for SSI you have to make an appointment at your local office.

If you are about to apply or if you already have a Social Security Disability case going you may want to know what the denial rates are in MN.  For the year 2006, the denial rate at application was 59.5%.  At the reconsideration level it was 85.2%.  The denial rates for MN are not not that bad when considered with other states denial rates at application.  You can expect to wait about 3 to 6 months before you get a decision at application and sometimes even longer.

If you have decided you want a lawyer when looking it is a good idea to try and find one who has handled many SSDI and SSI claims and someone you are comfortable with after speaking to them.  Most lawyers charge on a contingency basis and get 25% of past due benefits with a cap of $5,300.  

ODAR Address and Local SSA Office Locations

Below you will find the address of the ODAR that holds hearings before ALJs.  You will also find the processing time for that office.  I have also included the location of the local SSA offices that process the claims before the hearing stage.  Your application is processed at these local offices.

SSA, Office of Disability Adjudication and Review

Towle Building, Suite 650

330 Second Avenue, South

Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401-9050

 Telephone:(612) 348-1233
(612) 348-1255

 Services the following Social Security Field Offices:


   Austin, Brooklyn Center, Duluth, Edina, Hibbing, Mankato, Minneapolis Southwest, Rochester, St. Cloud, St. Paul, Winona

The average processing time at the above ODAR or hearing office is 525 days.  I know you are thinking it can't take that long but in more cases than not it does.  Compare how long it takes at hearing all states.

We have attempted to provide up to date and accurate information, however the information in this site is not guaranteed.  No attorney client relationship exist.  The information in this site is not a substitute for consultation with a qualified attorney.
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