Disabled Widow(er) Benefits

Will I Qualify For Benefits On My First Husband's Record As Soon As My Divorce Is Final?

Hi Larry, my current husband and I have just a few week and our divorce will be final. I'm currently on SSD due to Crohn's Diease, I've been collecting disability since 2001. I work from age 15-37 yrs of age. I'm only receiving $776 a month which once my divorce is final, there is no way I can survive on that amount monthly. I was married for 10 yrs to my first husband who died in an auto accident. I'm soon to be 55 yrs old and can I collect my deceased husband's disability benefits after my current marriage divorce is final?

Is What I'm Receiving Correct?

I am 56 and disabled since 2009. I receive 550.40 a month. 443.00 after they deduct for insurance. My husband passed this year. He was 79 and drew 773.60 per month. I now only receive 180.30 per month on my husband. Is this correct? We always thought it would be more. $623.30 a month is not enough to live on. We expected at least enough to pay utilities. Please tell me this is wrong.. what can I do to make sure I'm getting all I'm entitled to. Thank you

Hi,

I'm sorry for your loss.

Can I Get A Higher Benefit Amount When I Turn 66?

I am on SSDI temporarily since 2011, I collect $1,420 from my deceased husbands recorded payment to SSA. I think the penalty is 25%.. I am 63 years old this year, born in 1954. I also collect widows pension of $720 monthly from VA. I have not worked since my disability ruling. ( 3 ) Questions: can I qualify for more SSDI before I turn 66? When I turn 66, in October, 2017, do I get the 25% penalty eliminated? Will full retirement affect my widows pension from the VA?

Hi,

Are Disabled Widow's Benefits The Same Thing As Regular Widow's Benefits?

I have ssdi as a divorced disabled widow. i am fifty nine years old. i was married for nearly twenty five years.
I had to use my husband's work quarters to get ssdi benefits because i first became disabled at the age of 32 in 1989.
Am I entitled to survivor's widow benefits when i turn 62, in addition to the ssdi I currently receive? is disabled widow benefits the same thing as widow survivor benefits?

Are Benefits For Disabled Widows Unreduced?

My mother is disabled, and became disabled shortly after her husbands death. She just turned 60. Currently she is receiving SSI through disability. My understanding is that she can apply for the survivor benefit based on her husbands social security. My question is that does she get his full benefit because she is disabled? Her current benefit is around $870, but her husbands full benefit would only be around $1230.

Can I Get Widow's Benefits Now?

Hi,

My husband died 15 years ago (2002), while I was able bodied and working. I became disabled in 2014 and now live in an assisted living facility. I was told since I was not disabled when my husband passed that I could not received any of his benefits. I am now on SSI, but the amount is so small I cannot afford to live. I was also told that I could begin to received some of his benefits when I turn 60. I will be 59 this year. Is it possible to apply for his benefits now?

Please advise,

Hi,

How Do I Know I'm Getting All Of The Benefits I Can Get?

I am 57 yrs of age and am totally disabled for 10 years my husband just passed away last year and I contacted social security and they told me I can only receive 447 of my husbands social security for widows benefits since I receive 987 on my income for disability my husband and I were not prepared since he has never been sick and both his parents are in late 90s and I am in stage 3 kidney failure and have had several surgeries and my doctors say my body is deteriorating and my husband did everything to care for me so how do I know I am getting all the benefits I am suppose to s

Can I Collect Disabled Widow's Benefits If I'm Remarried?

My first husband passed away in 1994 when I was 33. I am now 55 and have been on disability for 3 years even though I'm remarried can I collect on my first husband's benefits

Hi,

No, unless you remarried after age 50 and after you became disabled (https://www.ssa.gov/OP_Home/handbook/handbook.04/handbook-0406.html).

Best, Jerry