Disabled Widow’s Benefits
The Social Security Administration (SSA) provides benefits for individuals who suffer from disability due to an accident, injury at work, or birth defect that makes it difficult to work and maintain financial support for themselves and their family members. Spouses, children, and other dependents may also be eligible for disability benefits from the SSA if they meet certain criteria. For individuals who have been widowed and are disabled, the administration may be able to provide support, even if they do not have a long work history.
It is important to know the criteria regarding Social Security benefits and how to go about applying for benefits if you feel that you may qualify. If you are a disabled widow and believe you are eligible to collect SSA benefits, contact the Indianapolis Social Security disability attorneys of the Hankey Law Office at (800) 520-3633.
Widow’s Benefits and the SSA
Uninsured, disabled widows may be able to collect benefits if:
- The individual is over 50 years old
- Their claim meets the Social Security Administration’s definition of disability
- The individual became disabled within seven year’s of the death of their spouse or significant other
In the event that the person’s claim is denied by the SSA, he or she may be able to pursue an appeal of the decision. When it comes to disability claims, there are steps that people may take to make sure their claim is reviewed and decisions are questioned.