What is Social Security Disability

Social Security Disability is a resource for people who are unable to bring in a stable source of income due to a disabling condition that prevents them from working. The two types of Social Security Disability are Social Security Disability Insurance—for those who have worked long enough and paid their Social Security taxes—and Supplemental Security Income, which is given to those on a basis of financial need. Both are administered by the Social Security Administration and to qualify you must meet the medical criteria outlined by them.

Disability Law

How a Maple Grove Social Security Disability Attorney Can Help

It has been statistically proven that applicants represented by an attorney are more likely to be approved—and it’s no secret why. An experienced attorney can identify those factors within an applicant’s claim that will bolster and hinder their chances at approval.

At Hoglund Law, we know how to overcome those factors holding you back while highlighting those that show you need Social Security Disability Benefits. What’s more, we offer a free case evaluation so that you, too, can know what it is that needs to be done to better support your claim. You’ll meet with an attorney who will tell you what needs to be done going forward—giving you a plan custom tailored to you. And, should you decide that you would like assistance, that attorney can begin filing your claim or work toward the process of appealing your case.

No matter what step you are at in the application process, an attorney will be able to boost your chances of success and ensure that your rights aren’t overlooked.

Who Qualifies for Social Security Disability

Social Security Disability is meant for those individuals who suffer from a condition that impacts their ability to work and receive income. There are many different qualifications a person must meet, and the condition itself must qualify for disability. If you have one of the following conditions, and that condition meets the medical criteria that the Social Security Administration has set, then you qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits: respiratory illnesses, speech issues, mental disorders, various syndromes, cancer, neurological disorders, etc.

A more complete list can be found here.

If you are uncertain whether or not you qualify, or want help in demonstrating to the SSA that your condition impacts your ability to work, the best next step for you is contacting a qualified Social Security Disability attorney for a free case evaluation.

Why Are People Denied Social Security Disability

While there are many reasons outside of your control that may result in an initial denial by the Social Security Administration, certain factors set off immediate red flags and should be avoided. Drug and alcohol use, for example, signal to the SSA that a condition is only being caused by the use of those substances and therefore the ability to begin working is a matter of your decision to stop using. Refusal to seek treatment can signal a very similar situation to the Social Security Administration, which is why it is essential that you continue meeting with your doctors while awaiting approval.

Other factors that may result in a denial include current convictions, fraud, and short-term duration of disability. If you are uncertain whether there is anything getting in the way of you being approved for SSI or SSDI, the best thing to do is consult an attorney through a free case evaluation.

Have You Been Denied SSDI / SSI?

If so, you aren’t alone. In fact, the majority of people are denied in the first two rounds of application and it is only at the hearing—where you are able to best represent your claim—that people are more likely to get approved. This means that all is not lost, and that appealing the decision is not only a good idea but often the right idea.

Regardless of what stage you are in of your Social Security Disability claim, a Hoglund law attorney can help. We offer a free case evaluation during which an attorney will guide you through the strengths and weaknesses of your claim and help answer all those pesky questions that have been holding you back. Should you want to take advantage of our over 170 years combined experience in Social Security Disability, we also help file claims—preserving your right to the hearing and making sure that the evidence presented best reflects your needs.

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How to apply for Social Security Benefits in Maple Grove

Before going to your local Social Security Administration office, you will want to gather some, if not all, of the following information: a record of employers’ addresses, contact information, and names over the course of the last 15 years; contact information of all doctors, hospitals, and clinics that you have visited in relation to your condition; and a list of all the prescriptions you have taken or are taking in relation to your condition.

While you will certainly want to take the time to gather the information you readily have available, it is not necessary to wait until you have all of the information listed above. Every minute you wait to file is a minute that you are not receiving benefits so remember that the sooner you apply, the sooner you will be approved and get that first paycheck.

Your Local Social Security Office

US Social Security Administration

Address: 3280 Northway Drive
Brooklyn Center, Minnesota 55429

3280 Northway Drive
Brooklyn Center, Minnesota 55429


Social Security Office Hours

Monday 9:00am – 4:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am – 4:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am – 12:00pm
Thursday 9:00am – 4:00pm
Friday 9:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Closed on Federal Holidays.

About Maple Grove, MN

Many people have been making the move to Maple Grove, Minnesota, which boasts an ever-growing population that currently stands at 71,807. What draws the masses to The Grove? Could it be the towering maple trees that once made the area a prominent maple syrup source? Could it be the wide variety of stores located in its mall or that the city itself has long been known as one of the best places to live in the country? Whatever the reason, Maple Grove possesses a distinctly Minnesotan sort of prosperity that offers its residents ample opportunity to serve today and shape tomorrow.