Widows and Widowers Benefits

Find Out If You Are Eligible for Benefits by Contacting Our Experienced Widows and Widowers Benefits Lawyers in Southern California

Facing the loss of a spouse is emotionally challenging. In difficult times like these, logistical and financial worries should not add to your burdens. Thankfully, there are widows and widowers benefits available to help you through this difficult time. At Perona, Langer, Beck and Harrison Law Firm, we understand the importance of securing the support you deserve during these difficult moments. Our widows and widowers benefits lawyers in Southern California are here to ensure you receive the assistance you need to move forward with confidence.

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What Are Widows and Widowers Benefits?

Widows and widowers benefits, also known as Survivors Benefits, are offered through the Social Security Administration (SSA). These benefits are paid to widows, widowers, and dependents who have lost their family wage earner. Survivor Benefits are designed to provide financial support to spouses who have lost their partner and are facing economic hardships.

Who Is Eligible for Widows and Widowers Benefits or Survivors Benefits?

To qualify for widows and widowers benefits or survivors’ benefits, certain criteria must be met. According to the Social Security Administration, the following family members may be eligible to receive monthly benefits:

  • Surviving spouse aged 60 or older
  • Disabled surviving spouse aged 50 to 60
  • Surviving divorced spouse, under certain circumstances.
  • Surviving spouse at any age who is caring for the deceased’s child who is under age 16 or has a disability and receiving child’s benefits.
  • Unmarried child of the deceased who is one of the following:
    • Younger than age 18 (or up to age 19 if they are a full-time student in an elementary or secondary school).
    • Age 18 or older with a disability that began before age 22.

Under certain circumstances, other family members may be eligible to receive benefits. It is important to talk with an experienced widow and widowers’ benefits lawyer to understand your rights and whether you are eligible.

What Amount Can You Receive for Widows and Widowers Benefits, or Survivors Benefits?

The amount of widows and widowers benefits or survivors benefits you can receive is based on the earnings of the person who died. Some examples of benefits that you may receive include:

  • Surviving spouse, full retirement age or older: 100% of the deceased worker’s benefit amount.
  • Surviving spouse, age 60 through full retirement age: 71½ to 99% of the deceased worker’s basic amount.
  • Surviving spouse, any age, caring for a child under age 16: 75% of the deceased worker’s basic amount.
  • A child under age 18 (age 19 if still in elementary or secondary school) or who has a disability: 75% of the deceased worker’s basic amount.

There is also a limit that family members can receive each month that varies. As you can see, there are many nuances to Survivors Benefit amounts. That is why you need to speak to our experienced lawyers to understand what you may be entitled to based on your unique circumstances.

An Experienced Social Security Disability Lawyer Can Help Prepare You for Your Disability Hearing

Navigating the complexities of Social Security law and dealing with bureaucracy can be overwhelming during a time of grief. In addition to calling the SSA or visiting an office in person, you will need to gather documents including the death certificate, marriage certificate, tax forms, proof of U.S. citizenship, tax forms, and other official documents to support your application. Failure to provide all the necessary documents or incomplete applications can lead to delays or outright denials of benefits. That is why you need an experienced widow and widowers benefits lawyer to help you through the process. Our compassionate attorneys specialize in this field and can provide you with the guidance and support you need. We’ll handle the legalities, ensuring you receive the maximum benefits available to you in a timely manner.

Contact Our Widows and Widowers Benefits Lawyers in Southern California for Help with Your Case

During challenging times, securing the financial assistance you’re entitled to can make a significant difference in your life. The team at Perona, Langer, Beck and Harrison Law Firm is dedicated to helping you access widows and widowers Benefits with ease and professionalism. Reach out to us today at (800) 435-7542 to discuss your situation and find out how we can assist you in this crucial process.