Social Security Advocacy Services
Do you need help applying for Social Security disability benefits?
Social Security disability benefits can be paid to adults who have a physical or mental health condition that prevents them from working full time or at all. Disability benefits may also be paid to children who have a physical or mental health condition that limits their ability to function.
If you are receiving Social Security disability benefits, sometimes the Social Security Administration will notify you that they will be reviewing your case. They do this to review your medical condition or conditions to determine if you continue to have a disabling condition.
Applying for federal Social Security disability benefits can be a challenge. Minnesota Department of Human Services Social Security advocates are available to help you file an application, appeal a denied application, and make sure that you are applying for all benefits for which you are eligible.
How our advocates can help
DHS Social Security advocates will:
- Provide services free of charge
- Answer your questions
- Conduct an initial screening and intake assessment
- Act as your Authorized Representative with the Social Security Administration
- Help you fill out forms and talk with Social Security representatives
- File an appeal if your application is denied
- Represent you at hearings
- Represent you in a continuing disability review
- Represent you at the appeals council.
Who is eligible for this service?
Social Security Advocacy Services are available to children or adults between the ages of birth and 65 who:
- Have a disability which has lasted or will last for 12 months or longer; and
- Live in the state of Minnesota; and
- Are currently homeless OR at risk for homelessness.
If you are unsure if you are eligible for this service, please contact one of our advocates listed on our online directory.
Get help now
To find a Social Security advocate who can help, visit our Social Security Advocacy online directory or visit the Disability HUB MN site or call Disability Hub MN at 1-866-333-2466.
If you are deaf, deafblind, and/or hard of hearing and need help applying for Social Security Administration disability benefits, contact DHS’ Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by voice or through your preferred relay service at 651-431-5945 or 800-657-3663. You can reach the division by videophone at 651-964-1514.