Fitzpatrick, Skemp & Associates, LLC
No Fees Unless We Win Free Consultation
608-406-2282 866-821-1345
Serving Injured And Disabled Clients In Minnesota and Wisconsin

More info about SSDI and SSI benefits for HIV/AIDS patients

Not long ago we discussed how Wisconsin residents who have been diagnosed with HIV or AIDS may need benefits under the Supplemental Security Income and Social Security disability insurance programs. If HIV/AIDS prevents you from working, you may be eligible.

Social Security benefits are a lifeline for many disabled people throughout Wisconsin and Minnesota, and the same can be true for individuals who are suffering from AIDS or HIV. In fact, if an ill patient already has an application in the system, he or she could receive Supplemental Security Income payments for a period of six months while the agency makes a decision on the claim. An applicant must meet certain criteria for that to happen.

Wisconsin and Minnesota each have agencies that share information with Social Security when deciding on a claim. To make the process as smooth and efficient as possible, an applicant must provide all of the correct information showing that he or she is unable to work.

In particular, if you are ill, you must provide documents that prove your illness will keep you from working for 12 months, at least, or that your illness is expected to be fatal. Despite how disabling an illness like AIDS can be, it still takes a carefully written application to prove as much to Social Security.

Applicants will need a detailed account of how HIV/AIDS has hindered their day-to-day activities. These activities might include cooking, transportation, housecleaning and grocery shopping, among others. A successful application will also include detailed accounts from all of the medical facilities and doctors who have treated the patient's illness, and an up-to-date work history from the last 15 years is also necessary.

To learn more about speeding up the process of applying for SSDI or SSI benefits, please visit our La Crosse SSDI site. Our firm helps individuals get the benefits they need and deserve.

Source: Star Journal, "Social Security helps people with HIV/AIDS," Ken Hess, Dec. 21, 2012


Hi there! This is my 1st comment here so I just wanted to
give a quick shout out and say I genuinely enjoy reading through your blog posts.
Can you recommend any other blogs/websites/forums that deal with the same subjects?
Thank you so much!

When I initially commented I seem to have clicked the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and from now on every time a comment is added I receive 4 emails with the exact
same comment. There has to be a means you are able to remove me from that service?

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For A Response

The Mission Starts With A Free Consultation

We handle most cases on a contingency basis. We will not ask you to pay any fees unless we are successful in getting you compensation. If you have questions or would like to learn more about how we can help you, call us at 608-406-2282, or toll free at 866-821-1345. You can also reach us by completing our online contact form to discuss your case with an experienced La Crosse personal injury attorney.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Fitzpatrick, Skemp & Associates, LLC
123 7th St S
La Crosse, WI 54601

Toll Free: 866-821-1345
Phone: 608-406-2282
Fax: 608-784-4908
La Crosse Law Office Map