Category Archives: General

Can I Work If I Receive SSDI/SSI?

The answer is yes. Social Security regulations were specifically drafted to encourage people to attempt to work. When a person is receiving Social Security Disability benefits, they may work making no more than $810.00 gross income per month, without losing their monthly disability benefits. In addition, those who receive Social Security Disability benefits are granted […]


People are often confused on what governmental programs are available to them if they can no longer work. The Social Security Administration offers two programs which provide financial assistance to the disabled. These programs are called Social Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Income (SSDI). SSDI is offered to people who have worked and […]

Meet Kaitlyn Mickelson

Kaitlyn Mickelson, a Winneconne native, joined Basiliere, Thompson, Bissett, Castonia & Swardenski LLP in late January 2016, as a part-time receptionist.  By June 2016, she became the full-time receptionist.  Her welcoming smile and a bubbly personality are just two of Kaitlyn’s fantastic qualities.  When not working, Kaitlyn enjoys spending time with family and friends, boating […]

Collaboration With Students

At the law firm of Basiliere, Thompson, Bissett, Castonia, and Swardenski­­­, LLP.,  one of our primary objectives is to give back to our local community.  We are especially committed to children, and the importance of education.  To this end, we entered into an internship program with the University of Wisconsin – Madison several years ago. […]