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Social Security Disability in St. Paul, MN

Qualifications to receive SSI and SSDI benefits in St. Paul

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How do you qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)? Disabled claimants in St. Paul, who have a severe debilitating condition which is expected to last for 12 continuous months, may qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance in St. Paul if the Social Security Administration determines they are disabled and they have sufficient work credits to be considered "insured".

How do you know if you are insured for SSDI? To be insured a claimants must work jobs "covered" by Social Security and pay enough in payroll taxes. Most full-time workers can accumulate 4 work credits each year, but the number of work credits needed to qualify for SSDI in St. Paul is determined by the age of the claimant at the time of the claimant's disability. Most St. Paul claimants will need approximately 20-40 work credits to qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance.

Claimants who receive SSDI in St. Paul may also receive Medicare coverage 24 months after the onset date of disability. Additional benefits, called auxiliary benefits, may also be paid the claimant's dependent children, spouse, widow or widowers (under some conditions).

What if you have not worked and you are not insured? Claimants who have not paid taxes or worked jobs covered by Social Security will not qualify for St. Paul SSDI. The Federal Government does, however, provide monthly cash assistance through the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program to the aged, the blind, or the disabled, who have very limited income and resources. Medicaid may also be available, in most states, for SSI recipients.


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Social Security Disability Attorneys in St. Paul

4 Great Reasons to Hire a Social Security Benefits Lawyer

Filing for disability benefits in St Paul? If you are considering filing for SSDI or SSI benefits, you should also consider hiring an experienced St. Paul disability lawyer. If you choose to find a disability attorney in St. Paul then you are already on the right path towards receiving your disability. A few of the many great reasons for hiring a social security lawyer are listed below.

  1. Social Security Disability Benefits Lawyers can speed up your disability claim by having all of the necessary paperwork
  2. Most SSDI lawyers and SSI attorneys only get paid if you win your claim and the SSA approves your claim.
  3. Disability attorneys can help you gather old medical records and establish new evidence for your case; such as doctor references
  4. If you have any disability appeals, experienced lawyers can help you file these with the social security administration

Our network of experienced disability lawyers, and SSI or SSDI attorney advocates, are here for you. File a complete social security claim today. If you are unsure if you qualify, click here for a FREE evaluation with a social security disability attorney today.



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Applying For Social Security Disability Benefits
in St. Paul



So how do you get started applying for federal disability benefits? If you would like to apply for Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income in St. Paul or any of the surrounding areas including Woodbury, Oakdale, Shoreview, Minneapolis, New Brighton, Richfield, Roseville, Mendota Heights, West Saint Paul or Inver Grove Heights, contact the Social Security Administration by:


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Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR)
for the Chicago Region (includes Minnesota)


St. Paul Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income claimants have 60 days from the date of the disability denial letter to file a Social Security Disability Appeal. The Social Security Administration Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) manages the appeals process.

The Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) for the Chicago Region services and schedules appeal hearings for residents in the six state areas comprised of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. The phone number and address for the Chicago ODAR Regional Office is listed below.

Social Security Administration,
Office of Disability Adjudication and Review,
200 West Adams Street,
Chicago, Illinois 60606

Telephone: (877) 800-7576
Fax: (312) 886-3456

Minneapolis ODAR Hearing Office (includes St. Paul)

Each request for a Social Security Disability hearing is processed by one of the Social Security Administration's 25 hearing offices. The address and phone number for the Minneapolis (ODAR) Hearing Office is listed below.

Social Security Administration,
Suite 300,
250 Marquette Avenue,
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401

Telephone: (877)512- 3856
Fax: (812) 348- 1255

The Minneapolis ODAR Hearing Office services the following Social Security Administration Field Offices in Minnesota: Austin, Bloomington, Brooklyn Center, Duluth, Edina, Fairmont, Hibbing, Mankato, Minneapolis, Rochester, St. Cloud, St. Paul, and Winona.

The Minneapolis ODAR Hearing Office also services the SSA Office in Superior, Wisconsin.



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Disability Determination Services Office (DDS) for Minnesota

Minnesota Social Security Administration Field Offices review the SSI or SSDI applications and forward them to the appropriate Division of Disability Determination Service Office (DDS) for a disability review. It may take up to 90 days to receive a disability determination from the DDS.

Disability Determination Services in Minnesota are managed by the Minnesota Department of Economic Security. Although this state agency assists the Social Security Administration (SSA) in the disability determination process, the disability determination process is fully funded by the Social Security Administration. The Social Security Administration will also have the final decision making authority for all disability claims.

The contact information for the Minnesota Department of Economic Security is listed below.

Disability Determination Services,
P.O. Box 64709,
St. Paul, Minnesota 55164

Telephone: 651-296-2574
Fax: 800-937-6469
Toll Free: (800)-657-3858


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Social Security Administration Field Offices in St. Paul


Minnesota Social Security Administration Field Offices help St. Paul residents, and residents throughout the state of Minnesota, with a wide range of services. St. Paul applicants may submit their SSDI or SSI applications at the nearest Minnesota Social Security Administration Field Office, replace their Social Security cards, or make changes to their benefits information. The Social Security Administration Field Offices for the state of Minnesota, in the St. Paul area are listed below.

Social Security Administration,
190 5th St E,
Suite 800,
St Paul, MN 55101

Telephone: 1-800-772-1213