Supplemental Security Income Lawyer

For those struggling to make ends meet, an injury or disability can be catastrophic. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) provides financial support in the form of monthly benefits paid by the Social Security Administration (SSA) and the state Department of Health Services (DHS) to those who qualify.

The difficulty for many people is successfully completing an application for SSI or receiving the maximum benefits available. As attorneys experienced in handling Social Security Disability (SSD) and SSI matters, we guide clients through the application process and assist those who have been denied benefits.

Our Lawyers Can Help You Receive The Benefits You Need

A discussion of SSI usually begins with assessing your income. At Brandau & Waltz Law Offices, LLP, attorney Peter T. Waltz has helped numerous people determine eligibility and secure SSI benefits in eastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin. From explaining eligibility and assessing earned and unearned income to helping you file for benefits, attorney Waltz provides you with the resources and information you need.

  • Eligibility: Designed to assist people with limited or no income (assets valued below $2,000 for individuals and less than $3,000 for married couples), SSI payments go to people in need of aid who are blind, disabled or who are 65 or older.
  • Applying: You can apply for SSI on your own through the Social Security office, but it's best to work with an attorney to ensure that all the paperwork is handled correctly. In many instances, an application is denied due to simple errors that could have been averted by working with a lawyer.

Contact Our La Crosse Law Office For Assistance

If your application for SSI has been denied, you are not out of options. We can help you appeal the decision while working with you throughout the entire review process.

Below are a few of the steps involved in an SSI appeal:

  • Reconsideration: Your claim will be reviewed and new evidence will be taken into consideration.
  • Hearing: Your case may go before an administrative law judge as evidence and information regarding your claim will be questioned and assessed.
  • Appeals Council: If the judge rules unfavorably, you may have your case reviewed by the Social Security Appeals Council. Either your case will be resolved by the council or sent back to an administrative law judge for further review.
  • Federal court: An attorney can help you file a suit in federal district court should your claim be denied by the Appeals Council.

Working With Our Attorneys Is A Smart Decision When Applying For SSI Benefits

To discuss your SSI questions and concerns, call our La Crosse law office at 608-784-2050 or send us an email.