Social Security Disability and SSI Questions and Answers
What is the Application Process for Social Security Disability and SSI?
How do you Win Benefits under Social Security Disability or SSI?
If I am determined disabled, how far back will Social Security pay benefits?
How do you prove your disability case if you have a mental condition?
What Can I Do to Improve My Chances of Winning Disability Benefits
Common Mistakes after Receiving a Denial of Social Security Disability or SSI Benefits
How to File for Disability - Tips for Filing
If You Get Approved For SSDI Will You Also Get Medicare?
How much does a Social Security disability attorney get paid?
Social Security Disability SSI Criteria and the Evaluation Process
How long does it take to be approved for SSI or Social Security disability?
What do you Need to Prove to Qualify for Disability Benefits?
Social Security Disability SSI and Fibromyalgia
Social Security Disability SSI and Degenerative Disc Disease
Can I Qualify For Disability and Receive Benefits based on Depression?
More questions about SSD and SSI
What Disabilities Qualify for SSI and Social Security Disability Benefits?
Social Security Disability Status
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Social Security Disability, SSI Disability - Terms, Definitions, Concepts
If I die while on Social Security Disability, will my wife receive anything?
How to prove you are disabled
and win disability benefits
"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.
Return to: Social Security Disability Resource Center, or read answers to Questions