Survivor Benefits for Widows and Widowers
Social Security Disability (SSD or SSDI) includes survivor benefits for widows and widowers. If you are a disabled widow or widower of a person who received SSD benefits, you may be entitled to their disability benefits.Who is Eligible for Disabled Widow or Widower Benefits?
As a widow or widower of a SSD recipient, you may be eligible to receive their benefits if you meet three criteria:
- You must be between the ages of 50 and 60.
- You must meet the definition of disability for adults. For more information, visit the Social Security Administration website.
- Your disability started before your spouse’s death or within seven years after your spouse’s death.
You can begin the process by contacting your local Social Security office and completing an Adult Disability Report. Social Security uses the same definition of disability for widows and widowers as it does for workers. If your initial application is denied, The Lawyers of Brown & Roberto can help you appeal the decision.Schedule a Free Consultation Today
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