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Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services (SMRLS)

Social Security Advocacy Program

Mankato Office

12 Civic Center Plz, Ste 3000, Mankato, MN, 56001

Distance: 1003 Miles

(888) 575-2954


Service Details


The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) pays this agency to provide Social Security Advocates. Advocates help people with disabilities apply for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).

Additional Information

This agency helps people with the reconsideration process and to appeal decisions when SSI applications were denied.


  • Legal Information
    • Benefits assistance 
  • Payment
    • Free / no cost to eligible clients 
    • Private pay 
  • Specialization
    • Disabilities 


To qualify, a person must be getting help from one of these programs:
* General Assistance (GA) including Tribal General Assistance
* Housing Support (formerly known as Group Residential Housing)
* Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP)
* Diversionary Work Program (DWP)
* Title IV-E for children in foster care
* Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA)

Application Instructions

Contact this agency.


Will waive all fees for eligible clients.

For people who do not qualify for state funding, agency may also offer advocacy services for private pay, a percentage of backpay (payment for months when you qualified but were waiting for a decision) if the case is won (up to 25% of backpay - called "on contingency"), or other payment arrangements.

Area Served

Blue Earth, Brown, Le Sueur, Martin, McLeod, Nicollet, Sibley, Waseca, and Watonwan counties

Seniors unit also serves Faribault county


Phone Numbers

Type Number Hours
Toll Free (888) 575-2954

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