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Survivor Benefits For Disabled Widow(er)s

Did you know that if you become disabled, you can collect benefits on the work credits of a deceased spouse, even if you got divorced? Yes. It’s true! Disabled Widow(er)’s Insurance Benefits are administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA). It’s considered a Survivor’s Benefit. Basically, if your husband or wife earned sufficient work credits in their lifetime before passing and you become disabled, you are able to collect these credits.

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must meet the following requirements:


REMEMBER- you must be deemed disabled per SSA. If you would like someone to assist in the application process contact us and see how we can help. Also, stay posted for more information as to Widow(er) Medicare benefits. Health insurance for your disability? You better believe it!

SSA’s definitions of a Legal, Putative, or Deemed Spouse  can be found on their site.