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How To Apply for Disability in Minnesota

Information and resources about SSI and SSDI in the state of Minnesota.


To find your local Social Security field office, Disability Determinations Services office, or an Office of Disability Adjudication and Review in Minnesota, click here.

File for Disability in Minnesota

There are a couple ways to apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in Minnesota. You can file your claim with the Social Security Administration (SSA) online, over the telephone, or in-person.

  • Online: You can apply on the internet at
  • Telephone: You can apply by calling the SSA's toll-free customer service line at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778)
  • In-person: You can apply at your local Social Security field office. Find your local office here.


State Statistics

The following statistics is about Social Security Disability in Minnesota.

Resident Population 3,385,192
Percentage of Population on SSI 1.7%
Percentage of Population on SSDI 4.1%
Average Monthly SSI Payment $521.39
Average Monthly SSDI Payment $1,038.97


Appeal Hearings in Minnesota

There is only 1 hearing office to serve all the citizens of Minnesota as well as 11 administrative law judges who attend hearings. Compared to the national averages, applicants in Minnesota typically don't have to wait as long for their hearing date and to receive a final decision.


Minnesota National
Avg. Hearing Wait Time 12.0 Months 14.8 Months
Average Processing Time 397 Days 490 Days
Cases Approved 44% 43%
Cases Denied 37% 37%
Cases Dismissed 20% 19%


Minnesota Vocational Rehabilitation Services

When a disabled resident of Minnesota needs assistance with finding employment, he or she can seek out one of Minnesota's WorkForce centers. WorkForce centers are Minnesota's Vocational Rehabilitation Service (VR) offices, they just simply operate under a different name. To receive VR services from a WorkForce center, an individual must apply for their services. Anyone who is already on Social Security Disability benefits will qualify for WorkForce rehabilitation services. Locate your local WorkForce office by checking out our VR Offices page or by contacting the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development below.

Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development

1st National Bank Building
332 Minnesota Street, Suite E-200
Saint Paul, MN, 55101-1351

Twin Cities - 651-259-7114
Greater Minnesota - 800-657-3858
TTY - 651-296-3900

Social Security Field Offices, DDS & ODAR

The Social Security Administration serves the disabled residents of Minnesota with 17 Social Security Field Offices, 1 Disability Determination Service offices and 1 Offices of Disability Adjudication and Review.

If you need assistance during the Social Security Disability application process, please contact your relevant disability office listed below for help.

Minnesota Social Security Field Offices

Alexandria Office

1103 Broadway Street
Alexandria MN 56308
(320) 762-2454

Austin Office

404 2nd Street Nw
Austin MN 55912
(507) 433-1838

Baxter Office

8331 Brandon Road
Baxter MN 56425

Bemidji Office

2900 Hannah Ave Nw
Bemidji MN 56601
(218) 751-2904

Brooklyn Center Office

3280 Northway Drive
Brooklyn Center MN 55429

Duluth Office

130 W Superior Street
Duluth MN 55802
(218) 727-1193

Bloomington Office

6161 American Blvd W
Bloomington MN 55438

Fairmont Office

456 S State St
Fairmont MN 56031
(507) 235-6617

Fergus Falls Office

1023 W Lincoln Ave
Fergus Falls MN 56537
(218) 739-1025

Hibbing Office

1122 E 25th Street
Hibbing MN 55746
(218) 263-4668

Mankato Office

12 Civic Cntr Plaza
Mankato MN 56001

Marshall Office

507 Jewett Street
Marshall MN 56258
(507) 532-2850

Minneapolis Office

1811 Chicago Ave
Minneapolis MN 55404

Rochester Office

2443 Clare Ln Ne
Rochester MN 55906

Saint Cloud Office

3800 Veterans Drive
Saint Cloud MN 56303

St Paul Office

190 5th St E Ste 800
St Paul MN 55101

Winona Office

53 E Third St
Winona MN 55987
(507) 452-3460


Minnesota Disability Determination Services

Saint Paul Office of Disability Determination Services

Suite 160, 85 7th Place East
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55101
Phone: 651-259-7778

Minnesota Office of Disability Adjudication and Review

Minneapolis Office of Disability Adjudication and Review

Suite 300
250 Marquette Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Telephone: (877) 512-3856
Fax: (612) 348-1255
eFile Fax: (877) 904-5482
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Services the following Social Security Field Offices:

MINNESOTA: Austin, Bloomington, Brooklyn Center, Duluth, Fairmont, Hibbing, Mankato, Minneapolis, Rochester, St. Cloud, St. Paul, Winona and WISCONSIN: Superior