Pekas Smith can represent you when you need disabled widow and widowers insurance benefits in Arizona. Getting the benefits that you rely on is so important. We are an experienced team with a track record of success.
Let our widow and widowers insurance lawyers represent you in:
- Exploring your options to receive benefits
- Filing an application
- Appealing a decision
- Answering questions and advocating for you throughout the process
As a surviving spouse, you may receive disabled widow or widower benefits. To see how our lawyers can assist you, contact us today for a case review.
Lawyers for Disabled Widow and Widower Benefits, Serving Tucson
Spouses often rely on each other for support. When a spouse dies, family may be left wondering what to do. Not only are you left grieving, but you are wondering how to make ends meet.
You may qualify to receive widow or widower benefits based on your spouse’s earnings history. Our Tucson lawyers can help you apply for compensation.
Legal Help with Disability for Surviving Spouse
Our lawyers are full-service advocates for our clients. We can assist you with the entire process of addressing your benefits.
Some types of assistance we provide are:
- Knowing what to do if a disabled spouse dies, or if you are disabled and your spouse dies
- Submitting information to Social Security to update your benefits
- Applying for benefits
- Ensuring you have the personal and medical information needed to support your application
- Managing the application process and keeping it simple
- Asking for reconsideration, appealing an unfavorable decision
- Evaluating the situation and creating a personalized plan for your case
Representing you well means understanding the entire situation. When you lose a spouse, our lawyers can provide you with compassionate help. You need help, and you need answers. We’re here to provide the assistance you need when you seek disabled widow and widowers insurance benefits in Tucson.
Qualifications for Husband or Wife Survivor Benefits
Did you know…?
- If your husband or wife dies, you may receive benefits.
- To receive survivor benefits, you must be at least age 50, even if you were disabled before age 50.
- If you are disabled before age 50, you may still qualify for disability on your own work history.
- Remarriage may impact your benefits.
- Surviving minor children may receive benefits, too.
- You can have a lawyer represent you.
The type of benefits you should apply for depends on your age. Social Security survivor benefits can start at age 60. Your own retirement benefits may be better than survivor’s benefits, and they may start at age 62.
The right course of action depends on the circumstances. As your representatives, we can assist you with knowing what to do and taking the right steps. You can have a lawyer from our skilled team representing you.
Disabled Widow and Widowers Insurance FAQs
When a husband dies, does the wife get his disability?
Not exactly. The wife or husband of a deceased spouse may receive survivor benefits, or they may qualify for benefits based on their spouse’s work history. The spouse must meet qualification requirements.
I care for the deceased’s minor child. Can I receive benefits?
Benefits are payable to a surviving spouse who cares for a child under age 16. The spouse does not have to be over the age of 50.
What happens when a spouse on disability dies?
If a spouse on disability dies, you must inform the Social Security office of their death. You may qualify to receive survivor benefits, but you need to submit the necessary information to convert your benefits or apply for your own benefits.
Can a disabled person get survivor benefits?
At age 60, a widow or widower may receive Social Security survivor benefits. If they are disabled, they may receive benefits as early as age 50.
Is there a death benefit payment?
You may qualify to receive a death payment of $255 paid in a lump sum.
Our Experienced Legal Team
We are committed to ensuring that everyone in Tucson has access to legal representation when they need it. Social Security disability claims are what we do. We represent spouses.
Our team of professionals help you through the application process. It’s our goal to make the process efficient, convenient, and ultimately, successful.
Work with our team wherever you are in the Tucson area and beyond. Meet in our offices, by phone or video chat. Become one of the more than 10,000 people we have helped with their benefits claim. Start today by contacting us to talk about your case.
Talk to a disabled widow and widowers insurance lawyer at Pekas Smith: Arizona Disability Attorneys in Phoenix. There’s no cost for a consultation, and we can represent you with no fees unless you win.
Reach out now by phone or send us a message. We can start representing you today.