Minnesota Social Security Disability Lawyers

Having a qualified Social Security disability attorney on your side can help your chances of receiving the disability benefits you deserve. From making sure the forms are completed correctly, to gathering and supplying evidence for your case, our Minnesota Social Security disability lawyers can ease the disability application and appeal process and help to ensure a fair result for you.

If you’ve been denied and need help with your appeal, we can help. Contact our experienced legal team 24 hours a day, seven days a week – just dial 1-888-343-5375 or complete our free contact request form.

Helping You Get Your Disability Benefits

No matter where you are in the claims process, it’s our goal to help you get the benefits you need. Our Social Security Disability lawyers can help you:

Determine if you’re eligible for disability benefits.
Our legal professionals can review your work and medical histories to help determine whether or not you’re eligible to receive Social Security Disability benefits.

File your Social Security Disability application.
Our disability team can assist you with completing your application. We can help clarify the questions being asked and help structure your answers. An Application for Disability Insurance Benefits can be completed online and electronically submitted to your local Social Security office.

After assisting with the Disability Application, a Minnesota disability attorney can help you complete the Disability Appeal. This is also online and can take hours to complete. This is because it requests detailed information about every job you have had in the 15 years before you became disabled, and detailed information about the medical providers you have treated with for your conditions, and the treatments received. A Minnesota disability attorney can help you gather this information and properly enter it into the online Disability Application.

At the end of the Disability Application, your Minnesota disability attorney will obtain a Print Cover Sheet to mail to your local Social Security office with any evidence. Typically, if you have any helpful medical records to show that you are disabled under Social Security’s strict rules, your attorney will supply these as evidence.

  • Gathering Medical Records
    At the application level, a Minnesota disability attorney will communicate to Social Security all of the locations where you have treated so that Social Security can obtain your medical records.
  • Supplying Evidence
    A Minnesota disability attorney will obtain all medical evidence and supply it to the disability examiner who is evaluating your case. During an appeal, a Minnesota disability attorney can submit this evidence electronically by scanning it and submitting it over the Internet if the attorney has the correct program.

Appeal your disability claim.
A denial by the Social Security Administration doesn’t mean you aren’t owed Social Security Disability benefits. There are several appeal stages if your Disability Application is denied. A Minnesota disability attorney can assist you with each of these appeal stages. We’ll help you file a strong appeal so you have the best possible chance of getting your claim approved.

  • Request for Reconsideration
    This is the first appeal. A Minnesota disability attorney can file this electronically as well as complete an online form entitled “Disability Report – Appeal.” This form is similar to the Disability Application, but asks if anything has changed since that report was submitted.
  • Hearing
    If your Request for Reconsideration is denied, your Minnesota disability attorney can file the second appeal, which is a Request for Hearing. Your attorney will obtain any additional evidence and submit it prior to the Hearing. At the Hearing, your Minnesota Disability Attorney will appear with you, take your testimony, and make legal arguments.

Trying to get the disability benefits you need can be a frustrating experience, but you’re not alone. We understand what you’re going through, and we’re here to help you – no matter where you are in the process. If you have questions about getting Social Security Disability benefits, we have answers. Talk to us about your disability claim today.

Social Security Disability Client Testimonial
“How can I ever thank you for all the help you each gave me to get the disability I so much needed? My eyes are tearing up right now with the blessing of all of you coming into my life when I feel at the end of my rope.

Thank you, wonderful, wonderful angels for all you did in getting the information, especially the doctors’ letters and the many calls and emails you sent me to keep me posted on this journey. Thank you so much for helping me in presenting my case to the judge. I could never have done it without you or ask for a better lawyer! If anyone ever needs advice on where to go for disability, I am going to say Fields Law!”
— Maria M., St. Paul, Minnesota

Minnesota Social Security Disability

Minnesota Social Security Disability is very much the same as in other states. This is because Social Security is a federal program that applies nationwide.

First, to obtain Minnesota Social Security Disability benefits, a person must be considered “disabled.” Social Security defines disability as a medical condition that renders a person unable to work and is expected to last at least one year or result in death. This is a very strict definition of disability. Some insurance programs offer disability benefits for people with a short term disability; however, Minnesota Social Security Disability does not.

There are two programs offering Minnesota Social Security Disability benefits. Each of these programs offers cash benefits, and allows medical insurance also in some cases.

Supplemental Security Income
Minnesota Social Security Disability offers Supplemental Security Income, or “SSI.” SSI benefits are available for some people with little or no income and resources. SSI makes monthly payments to people who have low income and few resources and are age 65 or older, blind, or disabled. An application for SSI benefits must be completed in person either at your local Social Security office or over the phone. A person can, however, begin the application for SSI benefits online through Social Security’s website by completing the online Disability Report Adult.

When you receive SSI Minnesota Social Security Disability benefits, you may also apply for Medical Assistance (MA). People receiving SSI disability benefits MN are not automatically eligible for MA. A separate MA eligibility determination is required.

Social Security Disability Insurance
Minnesota Social Security Disability also offers Social Security Disability Insurance, or “SSDI” benefits. These benefits are available for disabled workers, their disabled surviving spouses, and children (disabled before age 22) of disabled, retired or deceased workers. In general, to get these Minnesota Social Security Disability benefits, a person must meet two different earnings tests:

  1. A “recent work” test based on your age at the time you became disabled, which generally requires that people have worked 5 out of the 10 years before they became disabled; and
  2. A “duration of work” test to show that you worked long enough under Social Security. This generally requires that the person has an average of 5 years of work if they are between 30 and 60. People 27 and younger need 3 years of work. Certain blind workers have to meet only this “duration of work” test.

The amount of Minnesota Social Security Disability benefits for SSDI depends on how much money a person has earned and paid into the Social Security Administration through their taxes each year.

People who are approved for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits will receive Medicare automatically after they have received disability benefits for two years. This is a federally administered program.

Why Hire a Social Security Disability Attorney?

Navigating the application and appeals process for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits means filling out paperwork, gathering medical evidence, and attending hearings – all while getting treatment from your doctor. At Fields Law Firm, we know you’re out of work and need to support your family. It’s our job to help you through every step of the process so you have the best possible chance of getting the benefits you need.

Our experienced Social Security Disability attorneys are here to answer your questions about applying for disability – no matter where you are in the process. Get Fields! today – call 1-888-343-5375 or complete a free contact request form.

How Our Social Security Disability Attorneys Can Help

In a Social Security Disability case, the stakes are high – benefits payments can add up to $300,000 over your lifetime. An experienced Social Security Disability lawyer can help you prove the full extent of your disability, which means a higher disability percentage and more money per month for you and your family.

We can assist you with all aspects of your claim, including:

  • Filing your application
  • Tracking down medical, work, and military records
  • Submitting your appeal
  • Representing you during your hearing

At Fields Law, we focus on helping injured workers throughout Minnesota. Our Social Security Disability lawyers understand you’ve contributed to Social Security out of your paychecks for years and need your disability benefits now. Whether you’re wondering about your rights or you just need help understanding what comes next, we want to help. No appointment is necessary – simply pick up the phone and call us.



John Kelley
John Kelley
21:38 16 Oct 18
I was having issues with an insurance company and I hired fields law firm. The people there are amazing and always quick to answer questions even a couple times on the weekend. I worked with Blake amazing person and very informative on my case. I would highly recommend this firm to any of my friends.read more
Michael Frazier
Michael Frazier
23:58 10 Oct 18
I had the pleasure to work with Michael and Annie on my LTD case. When my claim was denied by the insurance carrier, Michael didn't hesitate to take them on with an appeal. He worked diligently on the appeal and ultimately won this for me. Mind you, this wasn't a huge case but he treated me like it was and as if I was the only case he was representing. He kept me abreast of vital information, it was clear that he knew his stuff and wasn't afraid to take on the big insurance company. Michael was much more than I ever expected given that our relationship was entirely remote, handled by telephone and email only. Not only is he a strong lawyer, he treated me with compassion and respect. I am beyond pleased with him and the Fields Law team. Michael cares about his clients and he gets the job done for them because he knows how impactful an injury can be to both a person's well-being and their financial security. I highly recommend Michael and Fields Law whether you are local to their Minnesota offices or out of state like myself.read more
Melanie Eason
Melanie Eason
20:12 29 Aug 18
Fields Law Firm is great. Patrick Kramer, my lawyer, is fantastic. He and his legal assistant Samantha K. have handled my case for several years. They have kept me informed every step of the way. They are both easy to contact. I have both of their phone numbers and email addresses and they respond promptly to any messages I leave. Without their help I would not have been able to get the disability company to fulfill their promises. It is a relief to leave all the dealings with the disability insurance company in their hands.read more
Jeannie Kerr
Jeannie Kerr
23:37 15 Sep 18
My experience with Merrick Williams of Fields Law Firm has been truly above and beyond satisfactory. His knowledge and professionalism have guided me through a very difficult time. He and his assistant Angela were readily available to answer any questions and address my concerns. I highly recommend him as an attorney and will use his services again if necessary in the future.read more
ebon jordan
ebon jordan
19:51 27 Sep 18
Field Law Firm was great my lawyer Zach Schmoll was more than I could ask for. He always kept me in the loop and explain everything perfectly, got back to me whenever I called less than 24 hrs and was a extremely nice guy. This guy is young and knows what he is doing so please don’t let the age fool you. I had a wonderful experience with Field Law and will refer anyone with legal matters to them.read more
Edward Johnson
Edward Johnson
23:11 31 Oct 18
I highly recommend Fields law Firm if you need some no nonsense attorneys to represent you. I was treated courteously and efficiently each and every time by Mike and his associates. They settled my Long Term Disability case in a timely fashion. and was pleased with the results. Thanks again Mike and Fields Law Firm. You are the best!read more
19:19 09 Nov 18
Fields Law Firm is simply the very best when it comes to representing you & fighting for your rights! They are a "10 Star" Law Firm hands down! Michael Kemmmitt & Sarah Christensen were simply outstanding to work with. They took over my long term disability case after I was being denied my benefits & gave me the moral support & law experience that I needed to win my case. They were supportive throughout my case & they will fight tooth & nail to assure your rights are not being denied. It is so rare to find a law firm that treats you like YOU are the most important person to them. I HIGHLY recommend Fields Law Firm. They are truly advocates for justice.read more
Ben Chadwick
Ben Chadwick
23:20 12 Nov 18
Michael and Samantha were always giving me updates in a very timely manner. They were very good at getting back with me if I had questions, and they didn't have the answer at the time of our discussion. They were very thorough in their handling of my case, and we received a positvie ruling due to their efficiency and expertise. Thank you very much Michael and Samantha, I appreciate all that you did to help me with my case. I would definitely refer people to you, as well as use you in the future. Benjamin Chadwick.read more
Michael Rosa
Michael Rosa
00:01 01 Dec 18
Evan was absolutely fantastic. He was knowledgable, informative and patient. Evan Sanford and Fields law took my case when other lawyers pretty much told me to pound sand. The outcome was a substantial amount of money that will take the pressure off of me for years to come. I would absolutely recommend Fields law.read more
17:49 02 Dec 18
It is very difficult for the average disabled person to battle the disability insurance and Social Security disability industries. I was very sick, exhausted, and stressed out about being denied and told that I can work by someone who doesn't even know me! The paperwork was daunting and had to be filled out multiple times. I chose Field's Law Firm after finding them online. They took over my claims and handled all of the paperwork and appeals that were necessary. They even went to a hearing with me to the Social Security Judge. Field's also kept me in the loop every step of the way. This allowed me to focus more on myself and greatly reduced my financial anxiety. They don't get paid unless you get paid. You truly have nothing to lose and everything to gain! I am truly appreciative of Field's Law Firm!read more
Raphael Roe
Raphael Roe
00:35 04 Dec 18
I had the pleasure of working with Patrick Kramer for my LTD appeal. He walked me through the entire process and answered all my questions. Patrick called me anytime there was new information and went above and beyond what I expected. It was one of the most stress free processes I’ve had to deal with thanks to the team at Field’s! Thank you for all your hard work! -Michael Roe, Monroe, MIread more
Donna Williams
Donna Williams
19:07 06 Dec 18
My attorney, Blake Bauer and paralegal, Samantha Kurschner are wonderful. Whenever I need to speak with one of them, they are always available. If I have to leave a message, my call is promptly returned. They worked diligently on my case and won my LTD claim. I highly recommend Fields Law Firm.read more
Lori Anderson
Lori Anderson
20:33 04 Dec 18
Jodie has been a wonderful person and on top of my social security disability claim. The attorneys are great and very thorough with what they do. Would recommend Fielsd Law Firm to everyone. Thank you for everything you have done for me.
Todd Burge
Todd Burge
15:40 11 Dec 18
I worked with Attorney Hans Lodge on a large debt collection from a creditor. He was able to determine that there was a violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, and swiftly moved into legal action. This whole matter was completely and quickly resolved within a couple of months. This whole situation could not have turned out any better on my end. I highly recommend working with Hans or any of the attorneys at Fields Law Firm!read more
John Notaro
John Notaro
05:09 09 Jan 19
Fields law represented me with class and always had the answers I needed to know every step of the way. Patrick and Jodie always kept me informed when there were updates to my case with a phone call. I can't recommend Fields law enough. I know I couldn't have won my case without the hard work of their entire team. Thank you all and most importantly how you changed my life for the better.read more
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