Minnesota Social Security Disability Lawyers

If you are thinking about applying for Social Security disability in Minnesota, then you should weigh the benefits of hiring an attorney. An experienced Social Security disability lawyer can significantly improve the odds that your case will be approved.

Social Security data from Minnesota reveals that 23% of the Social Security disability claims are denied on average. Of course, most applicants that have been denied on their first attempt appeal the decision. However, the chances of approval are even worse in the first phase of the appeals process, which is formally known as reconsideration.

The vast majority of claimants will have to wait until their hearing before an administrative law judge (ALJ) to have a significant chance of approval.

Minnesota has 1 Hearing Offices where you can go to have your case heard by an ALJ. They are listed in the above table.

Most successful Social Security disability claims are approved during the hearing, largely because the ALJs have more leeway in the way they handle claims and can actually see and hear you while you present evidence of your disability.

Overall, 59% of Minnesota disability hearings result in an disability benefits being awarded.

On average, Minnesota residents wait 657 days for their hearing before an ALJ. Some Hearing Offices are more favorable than others.

Disability Statistics for Minnesota
Office Judges Avg. Hearing Wait Time Average Processing Time Avg. Dispositions Per Day Per ALJ Cases Dismissed Cases Approved Cases Denied
Minneapolis 12 21 months 657 days 1.79 17% 59% 23%
All Minnesota 0 21 months 657 days 1.79 17% 59% 23%
All Administrative Law Judges in Minnesota
Judge City of Operation Full Favorable Part Favorable Total ALJ Dispositions Total Awards Total Decisions Total Denials Total Dispositions
Stewart Alford Minneapolis 20 11 91 31 78 47 91
Corey Ayling Minneapolis 47 32 138 79 117 38 138
William G Brown Minneapolis 85 2 155 87 134 47 155
Nicholas Grey Minneapolis 31 8 101 39 79 40 101
Peter Kimball Minneapolis 43 9 110 52 86 34 110
Virginia Kuhn Minneapolis 21 2 86 23 57 34 86
Corinne T McLaughlin Minneapolis 47 12 147 59 125 66 147
Micah Pharris Minneapolis 37 3 106 40 78 38 106
Erin Schmidt Minneapolis 38 14 114 52 97 45 114
Sherry D Thompson Minneapolis 0 0 6 0 1 1 1
Richard Thrasher Minneapolis 30 5 68 35 57 22 68
David B Washington Minneapolis 88 2 153 90 135 45 153
View Social Security Offices in Minnesota
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