Minnesota residents who are disabled and have limited financial resources may be eligible to obtain Supplemental Security Income benefits. However, just because an individual is eligible to obtain benefits does not mean that he or she will receive disability benefits. This is because the Social Security Administration requires folks to prove that they have a disability, and proving that one is indeed disabled can be a challenging task.
Minnesota workers who become disabled and can longer do their jobs may be entitled to obtain Social Security Disability Insurance benefits. Unfortunately, obtaining benefits can be just as challenging as living with a disability or a life-threatening illness.
Social Security Disability can feel like a game. If you don't provide the right information, your application is denied. You try again with a different set of cards. You lose again. They tell you that you can play a few more rounds, and you wonder: Is it worth it? They make you wait months between each round. Meanwhile, your disability is not getting any better and you fear that you will lose your home, your car, your lifestyle.