An Attorney Can Help you with Disabled Widow Benefits in Riverside 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 widows benefits in Riverside 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.
What is Needed for a DWB Benefits in Riverside CA Application?
In most cases, you will need to visit or call your local Social Security office. There are a number of pieces of paper you will need to have on hand to get the process started. For example, we recommend bringing these four items:
- The death certificate or notice from the funeral home
- Your marriage certificate
- Your social security number
- Your spouse’s social security number
These are not necessarily the only items you will need but they are a start.
What Are the Rates for DWB Benefits in Riverside CA?
It depends on how much your spouse paid into their Social Security account – the more they paid, the more you would receive. Your benefit is also based on your age. If you are at full retirement age then you will receive 100% of their benefit. If you are 60 or older but not yet at full retirement then you can expect to receive anywhere between 71.5 – 99% while a person 50 – 59 would get 71.5% of their spouses SSA benefit.
How Long Will I Need to Wait for My Disabled Widows Benefits in Riverside CA?
It depends. One thing is certain: You are not eligible for benefits in the month during which your spouse died. If you received a check for them from SSA, whether for disability or retirement, you must return it. If an automatic payment went through then it must be returned. Your attorney can help you determine when your benefits are likely to start.
How Do I Get Help with Disabled Widow Benefits in Riverside CA?
It is best to work with a disabled widow benefits attorney. When you choose The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker, you can count on our commitment to finding the best possible options for you. Call us now at 866-536-5788 and we can get started right away.