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Benefits for Disabled Widows and Widowers

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The Lowery Law Group
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Benefits for Disabled Widows and Widowers

Surviving spouses and divorced surviving spouses may be eligible for Social Security disability benefits (SSDI) based on their deceased spouse’s work record. These benefits are called disabled widow(er)’s benefits (DWB). To qualify for benefits you must be at least 50 years old, but not yet age 60. You must also have been married to the deceased spouse for not less than 9 months immediately prior to the day in which the deceased spouse dies (unless an exception applies). The surviving spouse will be required to prove that they became disabled within 7 years of the date of the spouse’s death. With limited exceptions, the spouse claiming disabled widow’s benefits must not be remarried. The criteria for proving disability is the same as the standard required for disabled wage earners. The disabled spouse must also not be entitled to an equal or higher Social Security benefit based on their own work record.

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There is NO FEE for a FREE consultation  regarding your claim, thus you have nothing to lose by calling Lowery Law Group today to discuss your case. We handle cases in both South Carolina as well as Georgia.

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Schedule a NO FEE Social Security Disability claim consultation with Lowery Law Group today.