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Disabled Widow(er) Benefits

Is There Any Way To Expedite Approval Of A Disability Application?

Hi. I understand a spouse/ex spouse can be eligible for survivor benefits at 50 if they are disabled, and have not worked. Is there a way to expedite the disability application (get approved for disability), or will the determination decision take the 9-12 months like most applications do? Do they consider that there is no income in the household at the time? Thanks so much.


Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 09:39

What Do I Need To Do To Get Benefits From My Deceased Husband's Record?

Hello. My husband of 20yrs passed away June 4,2016 he was on social security . Ok I'm on full disability since 2012 When he passed away I never received the $251 from his death nor do I draw off of him each month. The ppl at social security office told me I had to wait til I was 50 or 55 and I'm only 46... Please help m whay do I need to do.


I'm sorry for your loss.

Sunday, July 5, 2020 - 10:30

Can You Help Me Figure Out What To Do?

Husband died at 66 was collecting as disability 958 at death his check now would be whatever his retirement would top out at 2 years after death I was 54yrs at death at 56 I went to collect survivor ck 87 dollars a month now through cloak 91 is amount I receive know they deduct because I AM NOT FRA my homework tells me minimum about should be 71.5% hoping to supplement my income first wife getting 75% iam intiteled to 100% but not until I reach my FRA NO PMI has somthing to do with it believe am not getting amount am entitled to can help me to figure out??

Saturday, April 11, 2020 - 08:30

What Can I Do To Get My Late Husband's Benefits?

Good Morning, I'm really confused and upset with social security I received a letter from social security security stating that I could draw my last husband widows benefits at age 50 well I filled out all the paperwork and went to there doctor and they denied me but the reason was denied social security office filled out paperwork wrong what can I do to get my late husband benefits


Monday, March 2, 2020 - 16:44

Is It True That My Friend Can't Draw Widow's Benefits Until She's Age 60?

My best friends husband died last January. They had been married 9 years. They live in Indiana. She is 58 years old. She was told that she cannot draw Survivors benefits until she is 60 years old. Is this right? Her doctors have been saying she should not return to work because of health reasons. She has been going through battles to get SSDI for years. And is currently appealing her case. Why would they make widows wait until they are 60 for survivors benefits? Or was she told the wrong info ? Thank you.


Friday, February 21, 2020 - 16:43
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