Disabled Widow Benefits

Find Out If You Are Eligible for Disabled Widow Benefits by Contacting Our Experienced Disability Lawyers in Southern California

Losing a spouse is a profoundly challenging experience. In addition to the emotional stress, the financial implications that often follow can be overwhelming. Fortunately, the Social Security Administration provides Disabled Widow Benefits to help ease the financial burden for eligible individuals. The problem is that navigating the intricacies of the system and the complex application process during an already stressful time can feel like an impossible task. At Perona, Langer, Beck and Harrison Law Firm, we understand the complexities surrounding these benefits and our team of experienced disabled widow benefits lawyers in Southern California are here to ensure that you receive the support and guidance you need during this difficult time.

Wondering if you qualify for disabled widow benefits? Contact our disability lawyers in Southern California today to learn more!

What Are Disabled Widow Benefits?

Disabled Widow Benefits are a valuable resource provided by the Social Security Administration (SSA) to help disabled widows and widowers. These benefits are designed to offer financial assistance to surviving spouses, who have become disabled within a certain timeframe after their spouse’s passing.

What Amount Can You Receive for Disabled Widow Benefits?

The amount you can receive for Disabled Widow Benefits depends on your deceased spouse’s work history and Social Security taxed work earnings. Typically, you may receive a percentage of your deceased spouse’s Social Security benefits. The minimum amount you can expect to receive is 71.5% of the deceased’s benefit. The maximum you can claim as a surviving disabled spouse is the full 100%.

Who Is Eligible for Disabled Widow Benefits?

To qualify for Disabled Widow Benefits, you must meet specific criteria outlined by the SSA. The eligibility criteria includes:

  • Be at least age 50, but not yet age 60.
  • Have been married to the deceased spouse for not less than 9 months immediately prior to the day in which the deceased spouse died, unless an exception applies.
  • Be unmarried, unless the marriage can be disregarded.
  • Not be entitled to an equal or higher Social Security retirement benefit based on your own work.

If you believe you are eligible for disabled widow benefits, contact an experienced SSD lawyer for assistance with the complex application process.

How to Apply for Disabled Widow Benefits

Applying for Disabled Widow Benefits can be a complex process, involving extensive paperwork and documentation. This can either be done over the phone by contacting the SSA or by making an appointment at your local SSA office.

You will be asked to provide various types of supporting documentation that includes:

  • Death Certificate
  • Your Social Security Number
  • Your Spouse’s Social Security Number
  • Your Deceased Spouse’s Birth Certificate
  • Your Marriage Certificate
  • Your Most Recent Tax Forms

When going through the application process, it’s crucial to seek legal assistance to ensure that your application is accurate and complete. At Perona, Langer, Beck and Harrison Law Firm, our knowledgeable Disabled Widow Benefits lawyers can guide you through the application process and increase your chances of approval.

An Experienced Disabled Widow Benefits Lawyer Can Help You Through the Process

Navigating the intricacies of Disabled Widow Benefits requires a deep understanding of Social Security regulations and procedures. Our team of skilled lawyers specializes in assisting clients with disability-related matters, and we are committed to helping you secure the benefits you deserve. We can assist with:

  • Determining if you are eligible for benefits.
  • Gathering required supporting documents.
  • Filling out the required paperwork.
  • Submitting the application and supporting documentation by all deadlines.
  • Appealing any denied claim.
  • Representing you at a hearing.

There are many steps to obtain disabled widow benefits and we can provide the professional legal representation you need to get the benefits you are entitled to. Keep in mind that any errors or omissions you make during the application process can lead to benefits being delayed or denied entirely. Having an experienced disabled widow benefits lawyer on your side increases the chances of success.

Contact Our Disabled Widow Benefits Lawyers in Southern California for Help With Your Case

If you’re a disabled widow or widower seeking financial assistance during this challenging time, don’t hesitate to contact Perona, Langer, Beck and Harrison Law Firm. Our dedicated Disabled Widow Benefits lawyers in Southern California are here to provide the support and guidance you need to secure the benefits you deserve. Reach out to us today at (800) 435-7542 to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards financial stability and peace of mind.