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Disabled Widow(er) Benefits

Can I Get Disability Now Based On My Late Husband's Record?

My husband passed away October 2022. We have been married since 1986 n had 2 children, one passed away at age 23 (2017). We were legally separated in 1999. However we shared the same residence from 1986-1999 & again from 2005 -2017. He was in an assisted living home when he passed. I was the authorized person in charge of his care all of the way up to removing life support. However, I did ask the funeral home could we make payments to get his ashes n they said we could. When we went to make a payment they stated that they had gotten the state to pay for them, they thought.

Saturday, March 18, 2023 - 07:38

Will The Benefit Amount I Receive From My Deceased Husband's Record Be Recalculated When I Reach Full Retirement Age?

If I started receiving ssd benefits in 06 , my husband passed away in 09 neither one of us was fra so I began receiving a percentage of what my husband would have gotten . Now that I have turned full retirement age , I know mine will remain the same , will my husband’s portion be recalculated, to 100 percent of the years he put in ? Or does everything remain the same , other than they are calling it retirement.

Wednesday, November 2, 2022 - 21:27

Is It Legal For Social Security To Deny Me Survivor Benefits?

I have been on SSDI FOR 23 years and just turned 50 in November of 2021. My husband was also on SSDI but passed away in May if 2920. I had to go through the disability process all inner again and was just denied survivor benefits under my husband's name. Is this legal? I understand how I can be disabled under my name and not denied under my deceased husband's.

Friday, June 10, 2022 - 11:42

Is It True That I'd Have To Be Re-evaluated for SSDI If I Apply For Widow's Benefits?

Hi. I am currently on Social Security Disability for the past 4 years. I’m 59 yeats old. My Spouse just died this October. I called Social Security and then had to be called back weeks later. I asked the girl since I’m on Social Security Disability already can I apply for Widower Benefits. She said I would have to be reevaluated again for SSDI. She said why don’t you just wait until you turn 60 then you can get it automatically. Is this true?

Friday, December 10, 2021 - 21:44

Is My Friend Entitled To More Money Now That She's Reached Her Full Retirement Age?

Ok Larry a friend of mine received ssdi from her benefits for 30 yrs. She now reached her full retiremen is she entitled tomore money plus widows which she has been collecting for 30 yrs

Hi. The rate of your friend's Social Security disability (SSDI) benefit won't change when she reaches full retirement age (FRA). SSDI benefits automatically convert to regular Social Security retirement benefits when a person reaches FRA, but their monthly benefit rate stays the same.

Friday, October 15, 2021 - 06:18

Can't I Get My Deceased Husband's Benefits If I'm Over 50 And Disabled?

I am 58 years old. I have been on disability for about a year. Social Security backdated my claim to when I applied which makes it not quite three years of payments altogether. My husband was also on Social Security disability for about four years. He has passed away and I have applied for his benefits and I was denied except for $255 death benefit. I was told that was all I qualified for. It is my understanding that that if I was on disability and at least the age of fifty that I would get his benefits. Which one is correct?

Monday, October 4, 2021 - 07:43
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