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SSDI for Widows & Widowers in North Carolina

Collecting a Deceased Spouse’s SSDI Benefits

If you are the spouse of someone who was collecting Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits before passing 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. Because of this, it is a good idea that you speak to an experienced Social Security disability attorney who can help you understand and protect your legal rights.

At Lanier Law Group, we can review your situation and determine if you are eligible to continue receiving your deceased spouse’s SSDI benefits. We have multiple office locations throughout the state to better serve you.

Contact us online or call (855) 757-4204 for a free consultation about SSDI benefits for widows/widowers in North Carolina. 

Determining Your Eligibility to Receive Benefits

At Lanier Law Group, we have extensive experience assisting clients with Social Security disability and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) matters relating to disabled children and surviving family members, as well as with disability claims for people older than 50. Over the years, we have gained substantial knowledge about the processes involved.

If you fall into one of the following categories, 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 7 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 SSD benefits.

Get a Free Initial Consultation

We understand that losing your spouse is traumatic. We also understand that it can cause serious financial problems. Our experienced and compassionate lawyers can thoroughly review your case and determine if you are eligible to continue receiving your spouse’s SSD benefits.

We have been proudly serving clients throughout the state since 1997; we understand the complexities of SSD law and can help you navigate the system. Our North Carolina Social Security disability lawyers provide personalized legal counsel and tireless advocacy from start to finish. There are no upfront costs when you work with us and, in the unlikely event that we are not successful in your case, you do not pay.

Request your free initial consultation today by calling (855) 757-4204 or by contacting us online. Se habla español. 

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