Widows, Children, & Survivor Social Security Claims

Helping Widows, Children and Others Obtain SSD Benefits

Workers who pay Social Security taxes protect more than themselves from financial hardship from disability. If a worker passes away and a surviving spouse or child becomes disabled, that survivor may be eligible for the worker’s disability benefits.

The Rochester, NY Law Offices of Kenneth Hiller, PLLC, has represented many spouses who stayed out of the work force or worked part time to raise families while the other spouse worked full time. Our Rochester, NY lawyers serve widows, widowers and children who need Social Security Disability benefits. To arrange a free consultation, contact us online or call us today at 877.236.7366.

Survivors Benefits for Widows

The death of a working spouse leaves more than emotional scars. The loss of a loved one can cause long-term financial pain for survivors. Our legal team will help you assess whether you or your children are eligible for SSD survivors benefits and can explain the criteria for qualifying. You may be eligible if:

  • You became disabled within seven years of the death of your spouse.
  • You are age 50 or older.
  • Your spouse would have been eligible for SSD if he or she became disabled.
  • Your condition or conditions meet the criteria for disability insurance payments.

Survivors Benefits for Children

Children who are under age 18 may be eligible for SSD benefits based on a deceased parent’s work history. A child who becomes permanently disabled before age 22 can receive benefits indefinitely. Adopted children, stepchildren and grandchildren may also be eligible for benefits.

Survivors Benefits for Dependent Parents

Parents over age 62 who are dependent on their adult children may be eligible for SSD benefits based on their children’s work history. Among other requirements, parents must receive at least half of their support from their children to be eligible.

Free Consultation With Our Experienced Disability Attorneys

Our attorneys can help you determine whether you are eligible for Social Security Disability benefits whether you are a spouse, child or dependent parent of a worker who has passed away. We can explain the complex Social Security system and advise you of other disability benefits for which you may qualify.

To arrange a free consultation in your case, call 877.236.7366 or contact us online. We will not charge you fees unless we obtain benefits for you.