The Facts Are Simple: If You Need Disabled Widows Benefits in Long Beach CA Then You Need an Attorney
Losing a spouse is not only emotionally devastating but it can be economically devastating as well. If you are disabled and required your spouse’s income for financial support, then you may feel lost and as though you have no options. However, it may be that you are eligible for a type of Social Security known as disabled widow benefits in Long Beach CA. Keep reading to get answers to common questions about these benefits and then contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 562-222-0146 for a consultation.
How Much Will I Get in Disabled Widow Benefits in Long Beach CA?
Your benefit amount is based on the earnings of the person who died. The more they paid into Social Security, the higher your benefits would be. The monthly amount you would get is a percentage of the deceased’s basic Social Security benefit. If you are already at full retirement age, you would receive 100% of the deceased worker’s benefit. If you are between age 60 and full retirement age, you would receive 71.5 to 99% of the deceased workers’ benefit. Finally, if you are age 50 to 59, you would receive 71.5% of the deceased workers’ benefit.
How Long Does It Take to Start Receiving Disabled Widows Benefits in Long Beach CA?
You will not be paid disabled widows benefits in Long Beach CA in the month during which your spouse dies. If they die and get either disability or retirement benefits from the Social Security Administration, whether it is via mail or directly deposited in a joint account, you must return it to the SSA. They will then determine if you are eligible to received disabled widow benefits and if they are, then payments will be made directly to you.
The benefits begin when the SSA has determined you are disabled by their rules and regulations. The SSA will also pay a one-time payment of $255 if you were living with your spouse when they died. This is generally paid only in instances in which you were living in the same household at the time of their death.
How Do I Apply for Disabled Widow Benefits in Long Beach CA?
You will need to either visit or Call us now at 562-222-0146 your local Social Security office. They will require several pieces of evidence to get the survivor’s benefits started. This includes but is not limited to:
- Death certificate or notice from the funeral home
- Your social security number
- Your spouse’s social security number
- Your marriage certificate
How Do I Get Help Applying for Disabled Widow Benefits in Long Beach CA?
The process can be difficult and can involve an administrative hearing with a Judge. Making even a minor mistake could lead to a claim being denied. This is one of the reasons that The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker is standing by to provide comprehensive help with Social Security applications and appeals.