Social Security Disability for Widows and Widowers
If your deceased spouse or ex-spouse received Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), you may qualify for benefits too. Eligibility and the amount of benefits depends on your age, your own health, how long you were married, the age of your children and other factors.
The attorneys of Hoglund, Chwialkowski & Mrozik, PLLC, are knowledgeable about the criteria for SSDI widow/widower benefits. We can help you apply for benefits or step in if your claim has been turned down. We have a demonstrated record in all types of disability cases at all levels of the process.
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We can help! The experienced and compassionate Social Security Disability attorneys of Hoglund Law work closely with you to secure your rightful benefits. Call day or night at 855-513-4844.
Ohio Disabled Widow Benefits Lawyers
You may qualify for disabled widow/widower benefits (DWB) under various scenarios. If your deceased husband or wife was insured through Social Security:
- Reduced survivor benefits begin at age 60, and full survivor benefits at age 66, whether or not you are disabled
- Benefits can begin as early as age 50 if you are disabled yourself
- Benefits begin at any age if you are caring for a child of the deceased, if the child is under age 16 or disabled
Divorced spouse — If you were married at least 10 years or if you are caring for the deceased’s child who is under 16 or disabled, you are entitled to the same level of benefits as a surviving widow/widower.
Disabled widow/widower — Your disability must meet the listed criteria and you must have become disabled within seven years of your spouse/ex-spouse’s death.
If you have a qualifying disability, you can of course apply for Social Security Disability benefits under your own name. However, as a widow or widower, you may qualify for higher benefits if your deceased spouse was the breadwinner and paid more into the system.
Ohio Widow Social Security Application Lawyers
Widow/widower claims are complicated. Our skilled attorneys will help you ensure that you receive the maximum amount you and your children are entitled to, and we can help prove that you are disabled.
The team at Hoglund Law handles all disability claims and appeals. You can call us day or night at 855-513-4844 (toll free) or contact us to arrange a free consultation. We have a convenient office near you and we can make home visits.
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