Fifty-two-year-old Brenda was a home health aide until she started experiencing increasing knee pain and had to undergo a total knee replacement surgery.  Unfortunately, she had not paid enough in social security taxes over the previous ten years because most of her patients paid her in cash. Thankfully, Patrick Hartwig was able to help her file a supplemental security income application with Social Security and get her approved for benefits. 


When Brenda first approached Patrick, she was a single mom raising kids on her own. She was desperate for work and would take just about any job she could find. Unfortunately, this meant she was sometimes paid in cash and wasn’t paying taxes on all of her income.  


Patrick Hartwig got to work. He helped Brenda file an application for supplemental security income benefits and guided her through the entire process. He helped her gather all of her medical records and prepared her for the social security hearing.


During the hearing, the judge quickly realized Brenda had a strong work history and was living through tough circumstances with significant medical conditions. She was approved for her benefits.


That’s how Patrick Hartwig helped Brenda get supplemental security income benefits.


If you have additional questions about supplemental security income benefits, I want you to call me at 508-732-8989.