Social Security Application Assistance in Minnesota

The application process can be overwhelming. Gregg Nelson and his staff are happy to provide assistance if you are unable to complete the application on your own.

It can take several months for the Social Security Administration to make a determination on your application. Taking the time to provide all of the essential information may help to speed the process. Here is some of the information you will need:

Social Security Number (SSN)

Birth or baptismal certificate or proof of citizenship

Marriage/divorce
  • Name, date of birth, and SSN of current spouse
  • Name, date of birth, and SSN of each former spouse (for marriages that lasted more than 10 years or ended in death)
  • Beginning and ending dates of each marriage
  • Place (city, state, country) of each marriage
  • For each prior marriage, how the marriage ended
  • For each prior marriage, where (city, state, country) the marriage ended
Dependents, including name and date of birth of:
  • Each child who became disabled prior to age 22
  • Each unmarried child under age 18
  • Each child age 18–19 still attending secondary school on a full-time basis
  • Each parent who depends on you for at least half of his/her support
Employment earnings for current year and prior two years
  • Name of each employer, start and end dates for each
  • Total earnings (by year)
  • Copy of most recent Form W-2
Self-employment income for current year and prior two years
  • Description of business
  • Total net income (by year)
  • Copy of most recent federal tax return
Work history for the last 15 years
  • Job title for each employment/self-employment
  • Start and end dates for each
  • Wage rate for each
  • Date your medical condition(s) began to affect your ability to work

List of your medical conditions

Medical treatment
  • Name, address, telephone number, and dates of treatment for each doctor, medical professional, hospital, and clinic
  • Names, dates, and locations of medical tests and name of doctor/provider who recommended each
  • Medications (prescription and non-prescription), including medication name, reason for medication, and name of prescriber for each
Education
  • Highest grade completed and date completed
  • Special job training (if any), including description and date completed
  • Special education, including school name and address and date completed