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Social Security Disability Definitions

Social Security Disability and SSI Overview

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Social Security Disability and SSI Applications

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How long does Disability take?

Common Mistakes after Receiving a Disability Denial

Disability Denials and Filing Appeals

Social Security Mental Disability Benefits

Disability Benefits offered through Social Security

Benefits through SSI disability

Disability Benefits for Children

Disability Qualifications and How to Qualify

Social Security Disability and Working

Winning your Disability Benefits

Social Security Back Pay and the disability award notice

Disability Lawyers and Hiring an Attorney

Social Security Disability SSI List of Conditions

What is considered a Disabling condition by Social Security?

Social Security Disability SSI and Medical Evidence

Filing for Disability Benefits

Eligibility for Disability Benefits

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If I die while on Social Security Disability, will my wife receive anything?

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"I am on disability social security. I am 54 years old. If I die would my wife receive anything? Thank you."

If you pass away, your wife may be able to receive benefits from your record. It depends upon your wife’s age at the time you pass away.

A spouse can receive widow or widower’s benefits at age 60; unless they are disabled.

If your wife is disabled she may be eligible for widow’s benefits between the ages of 50 and 60. She would have to have gone or go through the same disability process you went through to be eligible for disability benefits.

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