Greenville Disability Lawyers Help Survivors Get Benefits

Providing North Carolina residents with compassionate legal care

If you are the spouse of someone who was collecting SSDI benefits and recently passed away, you may continue receiving those benefits. The regulations regarding when and how a widow or widower can collect the SSDI benefits of a deceased spouse can be complex and confusing. We at Lanier Law Group, P.A. can review your situation and determine if you are eligible for SSDI benefits. To speak with one of our dedicated attorneys, visit one of our 11 offices.

SSDI benefits for widows, widowers and other surviving family members

At Lanier Law Group, P.A., we have extensive experience assisting clients with Social Security Disability and SSI matters relating to disabled children, surviving family members, and disability claims by people older than 50. Over the years, we have gained substantial knowledge about the process.

If you fall into one of the categories below, you may receive the benefits your deceased husband or wife was getting:

  • If you have a disability that started before your spouse died or within seven years of his or her death, and you are 50 or older, you can receive 71.5 percent of your deceased husband or wife’s SSDI benefits.
  • If you are 60 or older but are not yet at the age of full retirement, you can receive from 71.5 percent to 99 percent of your deceased spouse’s SSDI benefits.
  • If you are at full retirement age or older, you can receive 100 percent of your deceased spouse’s SSDI benefits.

If you remarry before the age of 60, you are not eligible to receive Social Security Disability benefits as a surviving spouse. With a few exceptions, you must have married your spouse at least nine months before his or her death to qualify for a percentage of his or her Social Security benefits.

Free initial consultation for SSDI and SSI matters in North Carolina

We at Lanier Law Group, P.A. understand that losing your spouse is traumatic. We also understand that it can cause serious financial problems. Our sympathetic lawyers will review your case and determine if you are eligible to continue receiving the SSDI benefits of your spouse. To schedule a free initial consultation, call us at 855.234.7619 or contact us online. We have 11 offices located in Burlington, Durham, Greensboro, Greenville, Charlotte, Wilmington, Asheville, Raleigh, Winston-Salem, Fayetteville and Jamestown. You owe us nothing unless you obtain a settlement.