An Attorney Can Help you with Disabled Widow Benefits in Cerritos CA
There is no way around it: Losing a spouse can be a devastating experience both financially and personally. For those that are disabled and were reliant on their deceased spouse for financial support, the impact of this loss will be even more severe. However, in some cases, the surviving spouse may be eligible to receive Social Security survivors benefits as a disabled widow.
Please read on to get general advice on the most common questions we get about disabled widow benefits in Cerritos CA. Then contact us at 866-536-5788 to schedule a free consultation if you need help with this or other Social Security related issues.
How Long Does It Take to Start Receiving Disabled Widows Benefits in Cerritos CA?
You will not be paid disabled widows benefits in Cerritos 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.
What is the Payout for Disabled Widows Benefits in Cerritos CA?
The monthly benefit amount is based on the earnings of your deceased spouse. The more they paid into their SSA account, the more the benefit you would receive. Your monthly DWB benefit would be based on a percentage of their basic Social Security benefit. If you are at full retirement age then you would receive 100% of their benefit, a person between the ages of 60 and full retirement would receive between 71.5% and 99% of their benefit (depending on their age), and a person aged 50 to 59 would get 71.5% of their spouses’ benefit.
How Can I Talk to a Disabled Widows Benefits Attorney in Cerritos CA?
At The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker we understand how difficult this time is. We know you need help and were are here to provide it. Just Call us now at 866-536-5788. Whether your case is simple or complex, we can take care of the details so you can rest assured you are getting the benefits you are owed.