An Attorney Can Help you with Disabled Widow Benefits in Pomona 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 Pomona CA. Then contact us at 800-333-0000 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 Pomona CA?
You will not be paid disabled widows benefits in Pomona 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 Much Will I Get in Disabled Widow Benefits in Pomona 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.