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Supplemental Security Income


To be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits, a person must have paid into the Social Security system. In other words, a person must have been working for a certain time period before becoming disabled. What happens if a person did not pay into the system or simply did not pay enough? That is where Supplemental Security Income benefits come in

At Fitzpatrick, Skemp & Associates, LLC, we have extensive experience helping injured and disabled people in La Crosse, Eau Claire and throughout Wisconsin and Minnesota. Attorney Dave Fitzpatrick, who leads these cases, has recovered over $12 million dollars for Social Security clients in the last six years alone. Our success is tied to the fact that we do not miss any opportunity to help you. One of those opportunities is often Supplemental Security benefits.

What Are Supplemental Security Benefits?

Supplemental Security Income (SSI or Title 16) is a federal income supplement program funded by general tax revenues. It is designed to help people who have a physical or mental disability but have not paid into the Social Security system because of lack of employment or work experience. In order to qualify, the disability must be expected to last at least 12 months or result in death. Our lawyers will quickly determine if you qualify and help you get benefits.

Have You Already Applied and Been Denied?

Many people apply for Supplemental Security Income only to get a denial letter in the mail. Some of these people give up. You do not have to. You have the right to appeal the decision and we can help.

We will work with your doctor to gather all of the necessary medical documentation to support your request for benefits. We will use this information to mount an appeal that is designed to get you the financial help you need.

We Handle SSI Cases on Contingency

We handle all SSI cases on a contingency basis. We will not ask you to pay any fees unless we are successful in getting you compensation.

Do you have questions about Supplemental Security benefits? Want to learn more? Call us at 608-433-0305 or send us an email to discuss your case with an experienced La Crosse Supplemental Security Income attorney.

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    123 South 7th Street
    P.O. Box 0519
    La Crosse, Wisconsin 54602
    Phone: 608-406-2282
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